Records of the Joint Working Group to restore and develop specialist Paediatric Pathology

Scope and Content

Published record of the Joint Working Group to restore and develop specialist paediatric pathology.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Joint Working Group was established by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In June 2001 they invited Professor Neil McIntosh, Professor of Child Life Health at Edinburgh, to convene and chair a working party to consider how the specialty of paediatric pathology could be revitalised to combat a recruitment shortage. The Working Group was convened by the Royal Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pathologists, Paediatrics and Child Health and by the British Associations of Paediatric Surgeons and of Perinatal Medicine. In order to include informed parent representation, two members of the National Committee relating to Organ Retention and one from the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths were invited to participate. Its stated purpose was "to review the role of paediatric pathology in the context of maternity and child health services and to make recommendations about the future of this specialty and the paediatric pathologist".

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