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National Pathology Week

The College previewed National Pathology Week with an exhibtion in Parliament to raise awarness with MPs, peers and visitors to the House of Commons of the vital contribution pathologists make to healthcare.

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Pathology is the study of disease. It bridges science and medicine and underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment advice to the use of cutting-edge genetic technologies and the prevention of disease. Pathologists work with other doctors, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in hospitals and GPs’ surgeries to diagnose, treat and prevent illness.


Millions of pathology tests are carried out every year for every man, woman and child in the country. Many major advances have been made by pathologists, for example in the successful treatment of cancer, ensuring safe blood transfusions, developing vaccines against infectious diseases and the treatment of inherited conditions. 



Professor Jo Martin President