Hello and welcome to the January 2021 Bulletin. This is my first Editorial as president and it is a great honour to be able to speak to you directly. The Bulletin is a great way to highlight the diversity, professionalism and achievements of you all, our fantastic pathology workforce.
One side effect of the pandemic has been a much wider understanding of the importance of pathology. Dr Esther Youd outlines the many ways in which the profession is strengthening and safeguarding its vital workforce for the future.
In the summer of COVID, the College’s second taster event moved online and proved no less a success. Meanwhile, as Dr Angharad Davies reports, 24 new Foundation Fellows were appointed.
Lisa Ayers and Professor Berne Ferry summarise the key aspects of the Higher Specialist Scientific Training programme, which prepares healthcare scientists for consultant posts.
Diversity and inclusion are essential to ensuring the College serves all its members. Dr Esther Youd outlines plans already in motion to embed a real and continuous change in our culture.
Inspired by the national solidarity shown in the face of COVID-19, and 2020’s many reminders of the persistence of systemic racism, the National School of Healthcare Science decided to lead by example.