Submit your abstract. College COVID-19 webinar series returns for a pandemic update . Information about COVID-19 tests and testing kits, including how they work, the different types of tests and the specifications manufacturers need to follow. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh The Royal College of Physicians of London The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow We offer a comprehensive range of EQA for all disciplines of pathology including Molecular Genetics, Biosecurity and Point-of-Care. This platform is a partnership between the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Bioindustry Association, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association and the Royal College of Pathologists. Welcome to the RCOG. ; Departments should plan to minimise non-urgent imaging as they will have fewer staff available and more demand for in-patient services. Royal College of Pathologists Learning Programme: COVID-19 pandemic update This latest webinar series will provide updates on important aspects of COVID-19, following on from the College's very successful webinar series last year. COVID-19 Updates. doi: 10.31128/ajgp-covid-09 Abstract For the detection of early COVID-19 disease, RCPA supports the use of molecular tests for SARS-CoV-2 and strongly opposes the introduction of COVID … This document sets out the minimum operating standards for each element of the patient pathway, from identification of a possible COVID-19 case, through coordination of required steps to discharge. The RCPA Foundation of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia aims to promote the study and understanding of disease and how it is diagnosed and managed by sponsoring key pathology projects. 26 October 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on healthcare across the UK and particularly on cancer services. We have also setup a page for trainees, which contains the latest College guidance and advice about COVID-19 relevant to trainees, including information about training and exams, and the support and guidance available from other organisations. The College aims to make a direct contribution to the further education of pathologists and medical professionals. in conjunction with Public Health England. Sir Simon Stevens, Amanda Pritchard This letter raises concerns about statistics on deaths ahead of the hearing from the National Statistician, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, and Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation at the UK Statistics Authority. Documents and resources are available by clicking on the drop-down arrow under each heading. May 2020. The previous version of this guidance from HSE regarding the use of pneumatic tubes for the transport of COVID-19 samples has been amended. This manuscript, accepted by the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, describes infection prevention measures taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 infection in hospitals in Hong Kong. This document provides clarification on the procedures related to frozen sections and fine needle aspiration during the COVID-19 outbreak, to reduce the risk of transmission of infection between healthcare staff. The new rapid blood test kits for COVID-19 are not reliable when testing for “early disease”, according to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. RCPath and AAPT The Royal College of Pathologists has responded to this concern with the release of a briefing on autopsy practice relating to COVID-19. Future testing programmes for covid-19 or other diseases must be designed so that all results can be swiftly accessed by clinicians in primary and secondary care, the Royal College of Pathologists has urged. Routine hospital attendances for patients should be stopped to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Digital pathology (DP) has been hailed as a potential solution to at least some of the challenges faced. NHSE and NHSI, PHE and AoMRC May 2020, Amanda Pritchard, Stephen Powis, Sarah-Jane Marsh. Statement from the Immunology SAC on antibody evaluation to ensure that assay evaluations are robust and fit for purpose. 17 January 2021. August 2020. May 2020, Professor Dame Sue Hill, Professor Jo Martin June 2020, Professor Dame Sue Hill, Professor Jo Martin Please review the FAQs below for more information. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has published guidance for health and care professionals in collaboration with NHS Digital. Poor regulation of antibodies tests - that could indicate if someone has had coronavirus - could be putting the public at risk, doctors have warned. This document contains an algorithm, adapted from PHE guidance, for testing symptomatic staff and further actions dependent on results. May 2020. Guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19. April 2020. 19 January 2021. Guidance from Public Health England on infection prevention and control for COVID-19, including the use of personal protective equipment. This guidance supports trusts to safely redeploy their secondary care medical workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak. This guidance was produced by the Royal College of Pathologists and the Association for Anatomical Pathology Technology Links to Access Specialist Medical Colleges COVID-19 Advice . World Cancer Day. Email: evep@rcpa.edu.au, Rachel Johnson This document offers guidance and advice to pathologists facing potential redeployment during the COVID-19 outbreak. Furness, 64, who was due to take over as president in November, is a consultant histopathologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary and honorary professor of renal pathology at Leicester University. Mental health of coronavirus sufferers is being ignored, Royal College of Psychiatrists warns. RCPA Foundation thanks you for your generous support. The Coronavirus Act 2020 made changes to legislation about how deaths can be certified and registered during the pandemic. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Eve Propper View all articles. This guidance document outlines the recommendations of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Digital Pathology Committee regarding temporary remote reporting of digital slides in times of clinical and service necessity. This advice is provided to help reduce the risk of transmission of infection between healthcare staff and patients via histopathological specimens during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will update the documents and links on this page when we issue, or are made aware of, updated guidance or advice. You can register to contribute in seconds, either with your email address or by signing in with your social media account (Twitter, Facebook, Google or LinkedIn). The Royal College is also developing a database of information from post-mortems on Covid-19 patients which it is making freely available to clinicians to aid their learning and treatment of patients. This resource points to a selection of publications (including opinion pieces) related to the role of the CNS in coronavirus infections. 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Email: [email protected] Citation Full Text References Cited by PDF It is astonishing to think that only a year or so ago very few of us had ever uttered the terms coronavirus or Covid-19. 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