25 November 2016

College response to the CRUK report on pathology services.

The College welcomes the ‘Testing times to come?’ report and looks forward to working with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and others to improve diagnostic pathology services for all patients, including those with cancer.

The report recognises the central role of pathology in the care of patients with cancer and also highlights the serious consequences of failing to act immediately to maximise efficiency, optimise workforce, future-proof the service and improve understanding of pathology provision. We are in complete agreement with these observations and have set out our commitments and priorities to enable pathology services to meet future demand and ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care.