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.

Guidelines on autopsy practice: Autopsies after tissue and organ donation

This document was created by Dr Patrick J Gallagher, Dr Akila Chandrasekar, Profressor John Forsythe, Dr Paul G Murphy, Dr Kathryn Urankar and Dr Ines Ushiro-Lamb as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. The deadline for responses is 14 March.

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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 14 March 2019, with 'Tissue and organ donation guideline – feedback' in the subject line. 

Guidelines for autopsy practice: Postoperative deaths

This document was created by Dr Julian Burton and Professor S Kim Suvarna as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. The deadline for responses is 7 March.

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 7 March 2019, with 'Postoperative deaths guideline – feedback' in the subject line. 

Guidelines on autopsy practice: Deaths in patients with epilepsy including sudden deaths

This document was created by Professor Maria Thom and Dr Kieren Allinson as part of the ‘Guidelines on autopsy practice’ series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. The deadline for responses is 6 March.

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 March 2019, with 'Epilepsy autopsy guideline – feedback' in 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 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 carcinomas of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and peritoneum

This document was created by Dr Nafisa Wilkinson, Dr Katherine Vroobel and Professor W Glenn McCluggage on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 13 February. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of peripheral neuroblastic tumours

This document was created by Dr Catherine Cullinane, Dr Rajeev Shukla and Dr Jens Stahlschmidt on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 7 February. The authors are considering the feedback.

Dataset for histopathological reporting of oesophageal and gastric carcinoma

This document was created by Professor Heike Grabsch, Dr Nicholas Mapstone and Professor Marco Novelli on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 7 February. The authors are considering the feedback.

Guidelines on autopsy practice: Autopsy examination following bariatric surgery

This document was created by Dr Jillian Davis and Dr Ian Scott as part of the 'Guidelines on autopsy practice' series, overseen by Dr Michael Osborn. The deadline for responses was 16 January. The authors are considering the feedback.

Tissue pathways for endocrine pathology

This document was created by Dr Debra Milne, Dr Sarah J Johnson, Professor Tim Stephenson and Dr David Poller on behalf of the College's Working Group on Cancer. The deadline for responses was 2 January 2019. The authors are considering the feedback.

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.

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.

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.