26 June 2020

The Royal College of Pathologists understands the value and strength that diversity brings and we are proud to be an organisation of members from a wide range of backgrounds.

Professor Jo Martin Past-President and Pathology Portal Lead (2017-2020)

'The Royal College of Pathologists understands the value and strength that diversity brings and we are proud to be an organisation of members from a wide range of backgrounds.  

We recognise, in particular, that people with black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds or other minority identities experience discrimination and other unacceptable behaviour towards them.

We want our members, trainees and all who work in pathology, both in the UK and internationally, to know that the College is here for you, that we listen and support you, and that we do not discriminate.

We want to enable more people of all identities and from all backgrounds to become involved in the College. We know that representation at senior levels in the College does not reflect the wealth of diversity of our members and we need to do more to address the structural inequalities that exist at the College. We have gathered some resources that are thought provoking and helpful and we will extend this discussion with members and others about the actions we can take to tackle inequality.

We know that there are no quick or easy fixes and that, ultimately, it will be actions not words that will make equality of opportunity a reality at the College. We commit to becoming a truly diverse and inclusive organisation.'

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