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Pathology services capacity
This report highlights lack of capacity for pathology services as a result of the increasing number of patient samples that need to be tested. The report recommends that action is taken now to address current and future workforce shortfalls. It also recommends the Royal College of Pathologists should update their guidance and look at ways to attract staff to train in pathology. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PM urged to end 'damaging' contract stand-off
The leaders of 13 royal colleges have urged prime minister David Cameron to end the ‘damaging’ junior doctors contract stand-off. The 'eleventh hour' call comes in a letter signed by the clinical leaders which says health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s refusal to return to negotiations, and the resulting impasse, ‘poses a significant threat to our whole healthcare system’. Junior doctors will set up pickets across the country on Tuesday, 26 April and Wednesday, 27 April — the fifth round of industrial action. Last week, the BMA offered to call off the strike if Mr Hunt lifted imposition of the ...
Source: BMA News - April 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Invest in pathology services to boost diagnosis and cut costs, urges report
Royal College of Pathologists sets out priorities in response to Five Year Forward ViewRelated items from OnMedicaOvarian cancer study paves way for personalised medicineTesting and treating MRSA is cost-effectiveBlood test could help predict breast cancer survivalPathologist calls for post mortem rate to be halvedNHS Medical Director launches pathology review (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 4, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Investigation raises questions over UK pathology services
Improvements are needed to the way pathology departments across the country are organised and quality assessed, a Royal College of Pathologists investigation has found. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 8, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news