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.

DRAFT Guidelines on autopsy practice: The decomposing cadaver

This document has been created by Dr C Paul Johnson and Dr Sally Anne Collis as part of the 'Guidelines on autopsy practice' series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. The deadline for responses is 13 July 2018. Please use the links below if you wish to respond to the consultation.

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Please note 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 approval to draftguidelines@rcpath.org by 13 July 2018, with 'Guidelines on autopsy practice: The decomposing cadaver dataset – feedback' as the subject line.

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. 

There are no abridged consultations at present.


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.       

Guidelines on autopsy practice: Autopsy for bodies recovered from water

This document was created by Dr Mark Taylor, Dr Max Whibley, Dr William Lawler, Dr James Grieve and Dr Stuart Hamilton as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. It was online for consultation from 9 May to 6 June 2018.  

Draft curriculum for veterinary clinical pathology

This document was created by the Training Department. It was online for consultation between 3 May and 31 May 2018. The College is considering the feedback.

Guidelines on autopsy practice: Autopsy for suspected acute anaphylaxis

This document was created by Dr Dominic Chambers, Dr John du Parcq and Dr Joanna Sheldon as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. It was online for consultation from 25 April to 23 May 2018.

Guidelines on autopsy practice: Autopsy when drugs or poisoning may be involved

This document was created by Dr Mark Howard, Dr Helene McCarthy and Dr Stephen Morley as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. It was online for consultation from 25 April to 23 May 2018.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of colorectal cancer

This document was created by Dr Maurice B Loughrey, Professor Philip Quirke and Professor Neil A Shepherd on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 17 April to 1 May 2018.  The authors are considering the feedback.

This document was 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. It was online for consultation from 3 April to 1 May 2018. The feedback is being considered.

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.

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.