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.

Tissue pathways for cardiovascular pathology

This document has been created by Dr S Kim Suvarna, Dr Doris M Rassl and Dr Delsey Neil on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses is 23 November 2017.  

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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 23 November 2017, with 'Cardiovascular pathology tissue pathway – feedback' in the subject line. 

Dataset for histopathological reporting of ocular retinoblastoma

This document has been created by Dr Hardeep Singh Mudhar and Professor Philip J Luthert on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses is 29 November 2017.  

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 29 November 2017, with 'Ocular retinoblastoma dataset – feedback' in the subject line. 

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

This document has been created by Professor John B Schofield and Dr Karin Oien on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses is 6 December 2017.  

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 6 December 2017, with 'CUP and MUO dataset – feedback' in the subject line. 

Dataset for histopathological reporting of vulval carcinomas

This document has been created by Dr Asma Faruqi and Dr Brian Rous on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses is 12 December 2017.  

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 12 December 2017, with 'Vulval carcinomas dataset – feedback' in the subject line. 

HSST Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion Curriculum

The HSST Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion curriculum is out for a four-week period for consultation and all comments must be received by no later than Friday 20 October at 5pm.

Please return your comments to training@rcpath.org, stating:

  • whether or not you approve the curriculum;
  • any suggested amendments or additions. Where amendments or additions are suggested, please state the page number and wording – clearly showing any alterations.  Alternatively, amendments can be submitted in the curriculum document as track changes.

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. 


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.  

This document was created by Dr Morgan Moorghen and Dr Newton A. C. S Wong on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 25 October to 22 November 2017. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of uveal melanoma

This document was created by Dr Hardeep Singh Mudhar and Professor Sarah E Coupland on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 19 October to 20 November 2017. The authors are considering the feedback. 

Dataset for histopathological reporting of adult renal parenchyma neoplasms

This document was created by Dr Anne Y Warren, Dr David Griffiths and Professor Stewart Fleming on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 12 October to 9 November 2017. The authors are considering the feedback.  

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 12 October to 9 November 2017. The authors are considering the feedback.

Tissue pathways for non-neoplastic neuropathology specimens

This document, created by Professor Sebastian Brandner, Professor Janice Holton, Dr Rahul Phadke, Professor Caroline Sewry, Professor Maria Thom, Dr Thomas Jacques and Mr Glenn Anderson on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer, was online for consultation from 12 October to 26 October 2017. The authors are considering the feedback.

This document, created by Simon Cross, Peter Furness, Laszlo Igali, David Snead and Darren Treanor on behalf of the College’s Specialty Advisory Committee on Cellular Pathology, was online for consultation from 12 May to 12 June 2017. The authors are considering the feedback.

This document, updated by Dr Raji Ganesan, Dr Naveena Singh and Professor W Glenn McCluggage on behalf of the College’s Cancer Services Working Group, was online for consultation from 13 February until 13 March 2017. The authors are considering the feedback.

This tissue pathway, updated by Dr Alan Ramsay, Dr Sabine Pomplun and Dr Bridget Wilkins on behalf of the College’s Working Group on Cancer Services, was online for consultation from 12 December 2016 to 20 January 2017. The authors are considering the feedback. 

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.