2016-17 was an exciting year for the College. Our International team won a Times Higher Education Award for LabSkills Africa. The College organised its first dual-location National Pathology Week with events in both London and Newcastle. Members also organised hundreds of activities to celebrate NPW across the country. The construction of the College’s new premises began in Alie Street, east London. The College used its influence to advocate for members during the junior doctors’ dispute, and to shape professional practice and public opinion on issues including bowel cancer screening, investment in cancer diagnostics, and the investigation of sudden infant deaths.
Our year in numbers
In 2016-17, the College:
- welcomed 789 new trainees through its doors
- provided examinations and issued results for 2,725 candidates, with 74 new examiners appointed
- contributed to 72 National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guideline consultations
- hosted 700 delegates at our College conferences, with 80 delegates attending our international Pathology is Global symposium
- delivered 10 educational events
- published 7 best practice guidelines and 6 cancer datasets and tissue pathways
- funded 7 projects through our Innovation Grant Scheme
- reviewed and endorsed 407 job descriptions for consultant pathologists
- provided 389 representatives to attend advisory appointment committees.