Responses to workforce consultations

We engage with relevant workforce agencies in the UK, including Health Education England, to provide advice on the medical and clinical scientist pathology labour force.  This involves working with Governments, associated bodies, opinion formers and decision makers to raise awareness of the role pathology plays in providing safer patient care.  We gather together expert opinion for responses by the College to issues in the healthcare workforce. 

We have supported the following with our research:

  • In 2021, we responded to HEE's Workforce Strategic Framework Call for Evidence as part of a consultation on the long term strategic trends for the health and social care workforce
  • In 2018, we responded to HEE’s Cancer Workforce Plan Call for Evidence as part of a consultation on the workforce challenges for cancer services beyond 2021 and what can be done to address them
  • In 2014, 2015 and 2016, we took the opportunity afforded by HEE’s Call for Evidence to provide feedback on what the future pathology workforce needs would be in order to influence the planning round for education commissions for the following year. 
  • In 2015 we responded to the Review of the NHS Workforce in Wales, which considered a wide range of workforce and pay issues in the context of the Nuffield Trust report “A Decade of Austerity in Wales?”

Our consultations

Download a copy of our consultation responses below. 

HEE Strategic Framework CfE 2021: RCPath summary response

HEE Cancer workforce plan: call for evidence 2018 - RCPath response