In November 2023 the Pathology Portal won the Outstanding Innovation award at the Healthcare Honours awards. This achievement is testament to all those involved in the project and its impact for trainees, practising pathologists, scientists and those in pathology-linked roles. Much appreciation goes to all those who have been involved in the development and growth of the Pathology Portal.
The Royal College of Pathologists, together with NHS England (NHSE) and colleagues in other professional bodies have developed an innovative adaptive learning platform to support medical undergraduates and trainees, practising pathologists, scientists and those in pathology-linked roles – the Pathology Portal.
Using technology to enhance learning, the Portal incorporates the ability to digitally host and view whole slide images and a wide range of other resources, including teaching sessions and quizzes. Published content includes over 4,000 modules with more to follow, in a phased rollout across pathology specialties.
The Pathology Portal is part of NHSE's newest digital platform and is offered as part of its Learning Hub sitting alongside other educational resources.
The Pathology Portal, launched on 15 August 2022, has been designed to support not only digitally morphological learning, but also to support clinical and macroscopic learning. It includes upload of material already scanned as part of previous Deanery projects, to reduce duplication and provide broader access.
Each pathology specialty is included on the Portal, with large collections in histopathology, autopsy/forensic pathology, cytology, neuropathology, paediatric pathology, haematology, infection, genetics, and a growing collection of resources in other specialties.
This includes subspecialist training material that is not widely available.
For an introductory demonstration of the Pathology Portal, a webinar can be found here.
We are keen for additional pathology specialty content contributions. Please contact the Pathology Portal team at [email protected] if you would like to contribute, if you have suggestions for content or would like more information.
For those in the UK, to access the Pathology Portal you will need to create a Learning Hub account if you do not already have one.
If you are an international member, please click below to complete the web form.