IBMS responds to RCPath workforce census news story
In their recent news story The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) highlighted a problem within NHS Histopathology departments with a shortage of qualified medical staff to meet clinical demand. Biomedical scientists are undertaking roles traditionally carried out by medical staff and contributing to the diagnosis of cancer in some laboratories across the four nations.
The IBMS has been working closely with the RCPath to develop and implement roles for scientists within Histopathology and is promoting the increased uptake of these roles. The IBMS will continue to support biomedical science staff in developing new and expanded roles across pathology to alleviate workforce issues.
For more details into the findings, and to read the RCPath report visit: www.rcpath.org