10 March 2022

The College building was lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag in a show of support.

The College building at 6 Alie Street, London, was lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag. 

 

Professor Mike Osborn, President, The Royal College of Pathologists said:

`Watching the appalling war unfold in Ukraine, we are thinking of all those whose lives have been shattered including those of our healthcare colleagues.

We would ask members to consider making a donation to the Disaster Emergency Committee appeal which is providing emergency aid including support for hospitals and healthcare facilities.’

The College’s international work in Ukraine

The College holds a memorandum of understanding with Shupyk Medical School in Ukraine, with whom we have worked closely over the last three years. We have been in close touch with our country advisors for Ukraine and are responding to requests for help as best we can.

In addition, the College’s International Team has responded to a request to put together a detailed factsheet of information for Ukrainian doctors who may choose to seek GMC registration and/or refuge in the UK. For more information please email the College’s International Education Officer (Miss Tanna Hawkins): international@rcpath.org.

The Royal College of Pathologists launched a refugee scheme last year to offer some assistance to refugee pathologists already in the UK. Further information and a full list of benefits can be found on our Information for refugee pathologists in the UK page. The College is also able to collect and store documents and information for registration purposes for safe keeping. If there are any Ukrainian nationals who would like the College to provide assistance and would like the College to store their medical documents and qualifications, please email the College’s International Education Officer (Miss Tanna Hawkins): international@rcpath.org.

Other organisations

  • The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ statement.
  • Organisations across the NHS and the health and care sector will also be keen to help. In order to coordinate offers of assistance, the NHS England and Improvement Stakeholder and Engagement Team have asked for offers of help to be sent to England.incident14@nhs.net, to avoid creating disruption or duplication.