Posted June 12th 2020 (7 months ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Professional support and wellbeing during Covid-19

Dear trainees, please see the link below for different avenues of support we can offer during these unprecedented times


Public Health Animated Films

Dear trainees, please see below links to the HEE YouTube site, with a specific link on the second link with good insight into what a career in public health entails with various short animated videos.


UKFPO Bulletin

Dear trainees, pleased see below a link to the latest UKFPO bulletin from 10th June.


Royal College of Pathologists competitions and grant scheme


  • RCpath Public Engagaement Innovation Grant Scheme - Closes 1st July

 Our annual Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme offers the chance to receive up to £1000 of funding towards pathology-themed activities aimed at non-specialist audiences. We welcome grant applications for in-person as well as online engagement ideas, such as via ‘virtual events’, webinars, podcasts, video etc. Find out more at and please do get in touch if you’d like to have a chat about your event idea or would like help finding pathologists for your event.


  • The Hugh Platt Foundation Essay Prize - Closing date 28th August

The essay subject for this year is ‘Tiny test, huge impact’. Entrants are invited to write an essay drawing on their experience of a patient encounter which illustrates the impact a pathology result can have on a patient and their family. A prize of £200 will be awarded to the winning entrant. Their essay will also be published on our website and in the College magazine, The Bulletin. For more information and to apply, visit:


  •  Art of Pathology Competitio

Our annual Art of Pathology competition is open to people of all ages, within the UK and abroad. Hence, Foundation trainees, other members of staff and family members are all eligible to enter.

 This year’s theme is ‘Pathology: at the heart of healthcare’. The role of pathology is immeasurably important in testing, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease – this has been especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artwork should be submitted to by 7 August 2020. For more information visit


  •  Furness Prize for Science Communication

Each year, RCPath’s science communication prize is awarded a pathology trainee or undergraduate who has shown excellence in their science communication activities throughout the year – activities may have been delivered in-person or online. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and be invited to receive their prize at the College’s New Fellows Ceremony in February 2021.

 This year’s science communication prize will be opening at the end of June, so keep an eye on our social media channels and visit for more details.