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RC of Pathologists
The Royal College of Pathologists promotes excellence in the practice of pathology. Members work across 17 specialities in healthcare, universities & industry.
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RC of Pathologists 12h
We've published new guidance from on the management of exposed healthcare workers and patients in hospital settings. View the resource on our -19 hub
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AAPT 15h
New guidance document from the - Guidance on the Post Mortem sector licensing standards: - the inputted into this guidance through representation on the Histopathology Working Group
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AAPT 15h
Guidance on HTA licensing of emergency mortuaries. guidance sets out key information about HTA licensing of emergency mortuaries, for teams involved in emergency planning and those working in emergency mortuaries:
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RC of Pathologists 15h
With , , and , we want to remind you: Always follow infection prevention and control guidance for .
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Lord Bethell Apr 4
Fantastic and crucially important work in testing by pathologists and laboratory teams throughout our health services. 🚀 Ground breaking progress at huge pace. 👏👍💥 Thank you so much!
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AAPT Apr 3
Our amazing President at - a true advocate of APTs and pathology. We are lucky to have you Dr Osborn.
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Lynn Asante-Asare, PhD Apr 4
Hands-on lab experience will be almost non-existence at the moment due to COVID but the have lots of great online resources about careers in pathology:
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Suzy Lishman 👩🏻‍🔬 Apr 5
Replying to @RCPath
Here's the flowchart for working out whether a doctor can complete the death certificate and cremation from 4, or whether referral to the Coroner is required. Available to download from the website (link in first tweet)
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RC of Pathologists Apr 5
Replying to @RCPath
The links in our document weren't working. We've fixed this now. Download the file directly from
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RC of Pathologists Apr 5
The Act changed how deaths can be certified and registered. Our new document provides links to guidance on infection control, PPE, death certification, cremation forms and working with the Coroner. It's on our resources hub:
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RC of Pathologists Apr 4
This month we're supporting , recognising the vital role of pathologists in . Watch this space! In the meantime, see what other related awareness campaigns we will be supporting during 2020:
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RC of Pathologists Apr 3
Our SAC wishes to ensure that / SARS CoV2 assay evaluations are robust and fit for purpose. The SAC has released a statement covering testing, screening, harmonisation and standardisation. It's on our COVID-19 resources hub:
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RC of Pathologists Apr 3
Thank you . We're really proud of the work being done all over the country by devoted NHS staff. The team are one great example.
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RC of Pathologists Apr 3
Important update for our trainees: Due to , applications for both our Medical Training Initiative and Sponsorship schemes are suspended until further notice. For more information and advice visit our website:
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RC of Pathologists Apr 2
Replying to @debrasusanmilne
RCPath members will frequently put a comment on some results to point out that the result should be interpreted with caution, for example if the patient is on a certain medicine which interferes with a test.
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RC of Pathologists Apr 2
Replying to @debrasusanmilne
No test is 100% correct all of the time but we approach 99.9% with the majority of other pathology tests carried out in accredited laboratories.
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RC of Pathologists Apr 2
Replying to @debrasusanmilne
Or perhaps the particular test is not particularly sensitive. False positives can occur because of contamination and some stocks of primers circulated for COVID-19 testing were contaminated.
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RC of Pathologists Apr 2
Replying to @debrasusanmilne
We have always known about false positive and false negative COVID-19 tests. Sometimes false negatives can be because the test has been taken too early in the course of the disease - or too late when the virus is present deep in the lungs.
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RC of Pathologists Apr 2
Here’s a question for medical, biological science and veterinary science : could pathologists soon be replaced by robots? 🤖 Enter the Paola Domizio Undergraduate Essay Prize & tell us what you think to be in with a chance of winning £200. .
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RC of Pathologists Apr 2
‘The mortuary staff talk openly about cases that have affected us, so that everyone knows it’s okay not to always be okay.’ Read our blog on the award-winning mortuary department
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