The Royal College of Pathologists are thinking of all those whose lives have been shattered by the appalling war in Ukraine, including those of our healthcare colleagues. 

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.

The College will be using its website to keep members updated about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, it's devastating impact on the country’s health system and its effect on the region from the forced displacement of Ukrainians from their homes.

RCPath Guidance for Ukrainians


Ways to donate and support: 

  • The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a coalition of 15 leading UK charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialise in different areas of the disaster response. They have come together and launched a Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to fund emergency aid and rapid relief work. Every pound donated by the UK public will be matched by the UK Government through its UK Aid Match scheme up to the value of £20 million: donate
  • Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal
  • A national effort is underway to provide support to Ukraine and to ensure that the NHS stands ready to provide further support as needed. NHS England has advised that in order to coordinate this help and to avoid creating disruption or duplication, offers of assistance within England from NHS organisations should be sent to: [email protected]t
  • The Scottish Government has created a website to help people in Scotland make donations in a secure and effective way should they wish to do so. This includes financial donations, essential supplies and volunteering
  • The Charity Commission in Northern Ireland has outlined how to give safely in response to the crisis in Ukraine should you wish to do so
  • The Welsh Government has outlined how people can help those affected
  • Rooms for Refugees
  • Refugees at Home