Workforce planning is essential to the provision of an efficient, high quality pathology service. We collate data from monitoring appointments of consultant grade pathologists and conducting direct workforce surveys. This enables us to inform decisions made by Health Education England (HEE), the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) and other relevant professional groups in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and to advise on trends in recruitment in pathology specialties.
Workload documents are available under the Publications section.
The Joint RCPath and British Infection Association (BIA) Workforce Focus Group is currently preparing an updated Microbiology and Virology workload document.
There is an annual Workforce Working Group, Chaired by the Assistant Registrar, which directs workforce planning.
Effective workforce planning ensures the right numbers of staff in the right place at the right time