Welcome to the news and public affairs section of the website. On this page, you will find the latest press releases from the College, copies of the President's monthly e-newsletter and factsheets about pathology.

This section also contains our blogs, which can be also be viewed on our blogs and videos page.


Blog – Cervical screening – Each sample represents a person

22 January 2024

22–28 January is cervical prevention awareness week and a chance to raise awareness and campaign for the elimination of cervical cancer. In February 2023, we endorsed a report by Jo's Trust Cervical Cancer Trust that set out recommendations on how to eliminate cervical cancer in the UK, which included contributions from pathology specialty experts.


RCPath statement on the publication of Medical Examiner regulations

14 December 2023

The College welcomes the publication of details of the upcoming reforms to death certification, which are expected to be introduced from April 2024.


Blog – Celebrating International Pathology Day 2022

19 December 2022

Discover the highlights from the first hybrid conference held for International Pathology Day.


Service Spotlight: Patient Safety at the heart of the Oxford Anticoagulation Service

09 December 2021

Dr Susan Shapiro, a Consultant Haematologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and winner of our Achievements Awards in 2019, shares her experience with her MDT team and their achievements in working with communities and patient groups.


Blog – Approaching difficult conversations in the workplace

22 December 2020

Dr Chris Tiplady, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies for University of Sunderland reflects on the challenges in holding difficult conversations as a manager and clinical lead.


Service Spotlight: Liverpool ocular pathology services

11 December 2019

To launch our new Service Spotlight blog series, we visited the ocular pathology service in Liverpool and spoke to RCPath Excellence Award winner Professor Sarah Coupland about what makes the service so unique.