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.

There are no consultations open at present.

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 open 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.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of primary cutaneous basal cell carcinoma

This document was created by Dr David Slater and Dr Paul Barrett on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 4 October 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of primary invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and regional lymph nodes

This document was created by Dr David Slater and Dr Paul Barrett on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 4 October 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of primary cutaneous malignant melanoma and regional lymph nodes

This document was created by Dr David Slater and Professor Martin Cook on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 4 October 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of primary cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma and regional lymph nodes

This document was created by Dr David Slater and Dr Rokiahmah Ali on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 4 October 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of primary cutaneous adnexal carcinomas and regional lymph nodes

This document was created by Dr David Slater and Dr Paul Barrett on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was October 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of renal tumours in childhood

This document was created by Professor Gordon M Vujanic and Professor Neil J Sebire on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. It was online for consultation from 15 August to 12 September 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Guidelines on autopsy practice: aviation-related fatalities

This document was created by Dr Mike Briggs, Dr David Bailey and Professor Norman Carr as part of the 'Guidelines on autopsy practice' series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. It was online for consultation from 22 June to 20 July 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

Guidelines on autopsy practice: The decomposing cadaver

 This document was 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. It was online for consultation from 15 June to 13 July 2018. The authors are considering the feedback.

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. The authors are considering the feedback.

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 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. The authors are considering the feedback.

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.

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.