Histopathology and medical laboratory scientific officers

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.130 (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:130
  1. T G Ashworth
  1. Consultant pathologist Walsgrave Hospital NHS Trust, Walsgrave, Coventry CV2 2DX

    EDITOR,—Some of the reactions to my personal view on the future of histopathology1 2 were disappointing, although not entirelyunexpected. A few months ago colleagues and I sent a questionnaire to all those, both consultants and registrars, who had worked for us over the last 17 years. All of the 15 replied (nine registrars, of whom five are now consultants, and six consultants). Although their opinions on our practice diverged, none expressed any concern for the quality of our service. When asked their opinion of the Royal College of Pathologists' code of practice—“all selection of tissue blocks for processing …

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