Annual report

"Welcome to our annual report, where we celebrate some of the great things that have gone on over the past year. There has been a lot going on in our world, and our members and staff have done amazing things; they’ve made huge progress in the context of great change and uncertainty."

Professor Jo Martin President

Our annual report 2017-18 showcases the important projects and initiatives the College has supported over the past year. We take a look at our activities in and outside of the UK, explore our efforts to engage and influence both the public and key political stakeholders and meet an array of award-winning members. 

We also hear from several of our members about the extraordinary projects they're working on – from veterinary pathologists trying to save an endangered descendent of the woolly mammoth, to a trainee histopathologist investigating the genetic causes of childhood cancers.   

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Incredible stories

Our annual report features a number of interviews with doctors, patients – and even vets! – that demonstrate the fundamental role pathology plays in healthcare. Find out more. 

  • Dr Cate Wight: Doctor and patient

    Dr Cate Wight is a histopathologist working in Kent. She has over 20 years’ experience in pathology. Here she reflects on how her personal experience of being diagnosed with cancer has affected her medical practice. 

  • Dr Ben Uttenthal: Treating acute myeloid leukaemia

    After being diagnosed with leukaemia aged 22, Alfie had to undergo a number of life-saving treatments for him to survive. Here, his haematologist tells his remarkable story. 

  • Dr Henny Martineau: Trying to save the Saiga

    Working as part of a global team, veterinary pathologist Dr Henny Martineau has been investigating the cause of mass deaths in herds of saiga antelopes.

  • Dr Matthew Clarke: A trainee’s experience

    Histopathology trainee Dr Matthew Clarke took a while to settle on pathology as a career. But after training initially as a surgeon, he fell in love with histopathology and hasn't looked back.