20 March 2024

The Pathology Portal has been shortlisted for the 2024 Health Service Journal Digital Awards.

The College is delighted to announce that the Pathology Portal has been shortlisted for the Digital Literacy, Education and Upskilling Award at the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards, recognising innovative digital projects that transform care delivery, enhance efficiency, and improve patient outcomes.

343 entries have been received for this year’s Digital Awards, with 165 projects and individuals meriting inclusion on the final shortlist. Following the thorough judging process, the Pathology Portal was shortlisted, standing out as a real ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist.

The Pathology Portal is part of NHSE's newest digital platform and is offered as part of its Learning Hub sitting alongside other educational resources. Launched in August 2022, the Portal been designed to support not only digitally morphological learning, but also to support clinical and macroscopic learning. It includes upload of material already scanned as part of previous Deanery projects, to reduce duplication and provide broader access. Each pathology specialty is included on the Portal, with large collections in histopathology, autopsy/forensic pathology, cytology, neuropathology, paediatric pathology, haematology, infection, genetics, and a growing collection of resources in other specialties. This includes subspecialist training material that is not widely available.

Professor Jo Martin, project lead for the Pathology Portal, said

“This is fantastic recognition of the great community of pathologist educators and the dynamic way in which a great resource can be brought together at such speed”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds;

“It always gives me great pleasure to congratulate our finalists at this stage of the judging process and this year is no exception as we acknowledge the Pathology Portal for being shortlisted in the category of Digital Literacy, Education and Upskilling. We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to the awards ceremony in June, celebrating their  impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service.”

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central on 6 June 2024.

The 2024 awards judging panel comprises a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including;

  • Olubukola (Buki) Adeyemo, Chief Executive, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Hatim Abdulhussein, National Clinical Lead, AI and Digital Workforce (WT&E), NHS England,
  • Dame Margaret Whitehead, Chair, Independent Review Equity in Medical Devices
  • Luke Readman, Regional Director of Digital Transformation, NHS England (London).

The full list of nominees visit HSJ Digital Awards 2024.