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About NHS Histopathology

Histopathology encompasses a study of disease, makes diagnosis, provides prognostic information and guides management of patients to ensure accurate and timely care of clinical problems encountered by patients in the NHS today.

The 11 Training Schools in England and training programmes in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, are dedicated to the training of Histopathologists and Forensic Pathologists in the United Kingdom.

New breakthroughs in pathology are rapidly emerging and in the future, the scope of practice will include diagnostic cancer genomics and virtual microscopy.

For more information on histopathology as a specialty, how and when the Training Schools were first established and work which has been ongoing, please click here.

About UsHistopathologist at work

The diagnostic work done by the Pathologist constitutes 70% of all hospital diagnoses!

Explore the diagnostic work done by the Histopathologist in our interactive area.