Documents in development

Open consultations

The documents in this section are open to College members for comments and feedback, using the 'response links' below. Please ensure you have logged in to be able to access these documents. We value your input into the documents the College produces and encourage you to participate. If you feel you have derived significant educational benefit from reviewing and commenting on one of these documents, you may claim up to 2 CPD credits. Please retain a copy of the feedback you send to us, as evidence of participation.

This document has been created by the Clinical Effectiveness Department following consultation with stakeholders, the Lay Governance Group, Quality Assurance Management Group members, College Officers and Directors, and Specialty Advisory and Intercollegiate Committees. The deadline for responses is 1 May 2018.  

I APPROVE 

I WISH TO COMMENT 

I'M HAPPY TO LEAVE THE DECISION TO THE AUTHORS

NB You need to have an email program installed on your computer to use these links. If you're not able to use them, just email your comments or simple approval to draftguidelines@rcpath.org by 1 May 2018, with 'Key performance and assurance indicators – feedback' in the subject line. Please separate your comments in the email according to the Key Assurance Indicator (KAI) number your feedback refers to (e.g. KAI 1, KAI 2) or under the heading 'General comments' if your feedback is not linked to a specific KAI.

  

Abridged consultations for cancer datasets and tissue pathways

When minor changes are needed to datasets or tissue pathways (e.g. updating references, adding new non-core data items or comments on staging), we hold a two-week abridged consultation. As always, we encourage members to give feedback on these proposals, using the response 'buttons' below. Please ensure you have logged in to be able to access these documents. 

This document has been created by Dr Maurice B Loughrey, Professor Philip Quirke and Professor Neil A Shepherd on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses is 1 May 2018.  

Dataset for histopathological reporting of colorectal cancer

I APPROVE 

I WISH TO COMMENT 

I'M HAPPY TO LEAVE THE DECISION TO THE AUTHORS

NB You need to have an email program installed on your computer to use these links. If you're not able to use them, just email your comments or simple approval to draftguidelines@rcpath.org by 1 May 2018, with 'Colorectal cancer dataset – feedback' in the subject line. 


Closed consultations

This area lists documents where the consultation process has ended and they are being revised in light of feedback, before final publication. Please ensure you have logged in to be able to access these documents.   

Dataset for histopathological reporting of uterine sarcomas

This document was created by Professor W Glenn McCluggage and Professor Cyril Fisher on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 8 March to 5 April 2018.  The authors are considering the feedback.

Guidelines on autopsy practice - Neonatal death

This document was created by Dr Philip Cox, Dr Tamas Marton and Dr Beata Hargitai as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. It was online for consultation from 6 March to 3 April 2018.  The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of lung cancer

This document was created by Professor Andrew G Nicholson, Professor Keith Kerr and Professor John Gosney on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 21 February to 21 March 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

DRAFT Curriculum for specialty training in Veterinary Microbiology

This document was created by Professor Roberto La Ragione. It was online for consultation from 27 November 2017 to 2 January 2018.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of cancer of unknown primary (CUP) and malignancy of unknown primary origin (MUO)

 This document was created by Professor John B Schofield and Dr Karin Oien on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 8 November to 8 December 2017.  

The specialist content of this guideline has been produced by Dr Mark Taylor, Dr Max Whibley and Dr Oliver Foot, as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn and Professor Jim Lowe. It was online for consultation from 22 November to 20 December 2016 and the series authors are considering the feedback.