RCPath Consulting

Responding to unmet demand in the United Kingdom and beyond, The Royal College of Pathologists, through its trading subsidiary, RCPath Trading Limited, will provide a range of consultancy services as RCPath Consulting (RCPC).  A range of consultancy services can be tailored to your needs. Our focus is on improving efficiency with patient care at the core of any advice. Our advisors will provide independent, authoritative, specialist advice to help you design and develop efficient pathology services built around patient need.

Advice on the commissioning or tendering of pathology services

RCPath Consulting may provide advice on pathology commissioning and / or tendering in situations where it may be helpful to have an authoritative view which is independent from local providers and others with a vested interest.  The purpose of RCPath Consulting involvement is to help local commissioners, managers and pathologists to specify effectively an efficient, high quality service. 

Advice on reconfiguration of pathology services

Where plans for the provision of pathology services involve reconfiguration across more than one Trust an authoritative independent view on the impact of proposed changes on the quality and efficiency of pathology provision may be helpful.  The purpose of RCPath Consulting involvement is to provide input which is independent of all local providers and will help to ensure the quality of services is maintained or improved for all users, while providing the most cost-effective services.  

Advice as part of an option appraisal process

RCPath Consulting may provide independent input to an option appraisal process when pathology plans are assessed, options considered and prioritised and decisions taken.  In these circumstances, where one-off independent input is required, no report will be prepared.