Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


RCPath response to Coroner's Report

The Royal College of Pathologists welcomed the Annual Report of the Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC.

The shortage of pathologists highlighted in the report, particularly in respect of coronial autopsies, is of great concern. We welcome the Chief Coroner’s call for a national service. It is vital that post-mortem services are seen as part of the wider patient safety landscape - the accurate investigation and certification of death underpins the delivery of health services for the living and should be part of the NHS’s core business.

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