Shortage of histopathologists in UK now contributing to record-long cancer-treatment waiting times in England
from Dark Daily
There is a chronic shortage of histopathologists in the United Kingdom and it is being blamed for cancer treatment waiting times that now reach the worst-ever levels, as National Health Service training initiatives and other steps fail to keep pace with growing demand for diagnostic services. For U.S. anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratory managers, headlines from the U.K. reveal the impact a shortage of trained histopathologists and support technical staff can have on patient care when longer wait times for pathology support and diagnosis become the norm.
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