Specialty-specific publications

If you cannot see a College document, it might be archived or withdrawn or listed on the Cross-specialty documents page. 

Confidential documents or those still in the consultation stage are on the Documents in development page. For Fellows to read and comment upon (log in required).

The College is currently undertaking a large programme to update the autopsy scenarios originally published as guidance in 2005. The newly published/updated scenarios are listed in the Autopsy guidelines series page.

Clinical biochemistry

Cytopathology 

Death Investigation Group 

Ethics 

Forensic pathology  

Genetics 

  • Genetic testing in childhood

    Guidance for clinical practice from the Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine on genetic testing in childhood. The Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine comprises the Royal College of Pathologists, Royal College of Physicians and British Society for Genetic Medicine (including representatives from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health).

    Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine November 2022

  • Ethical issues in prenatal genetic diagnosis

    Guidance for clinical practice from the Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine on the ethical issues that can arise in prenatal genetic testing. The Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine comprises the Royal College of Pathologists, Royal College of Physicians and British Society for Genetic Medicine (including representatives from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health).

    Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine November 2022

  • Consent and confidentiality in genomic medicine, 3rd edition

    Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine July 2019

Histocompatibility and immunogenetics 

Histopathology/cellular pathology 

On 28 October 2020, NICE published a diagnostics guidance document DG42: Testing strategies for Lynch syndrome in people with endometrial cancer, which states testing for Lynch syndrome should be offered when a person is diagnosed with endometrial cancer. This puts cellular pathology departments in the primary position of response when a diagnosis of endometrial cancer is made. Robust arrangements for communications with treating clinicians, genomic laboratory hubs and clinical geneticists are required.

The British Association of Gynaecological Pathologists, in association with the British Gynaecological Cancer Society and the Royal College of Pathologists, has produced a flowchart of the proposed pathway, followed by a synopsis of the terminology for reports.

Immunology and allergy

Publications currently under review.

Medical microbiology and medical virology

Molecular pathology

Publications currently under review.

Neuropathology 

Paediatric pathology

Veterinary pathology