1. INTRODUCTION TO ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
Training underpins the delivery of pathology services and whilst not always recognised in an official capacity has long been the domain of experienced practitioners, who have imparted their knowledge and skill to more junior personnel.
Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd (CPA), with its nationally recognised set of minimum training standards for pathology laboratories, recognises (Standard B9) that
"access to continuing education and training is important for all grades of laboratory staff and participation in Continuing Professional Development schemes is a method of achieving this for relevant staff groups".
Qualified individuals are required to have the appropriate knowledge and skill to deliver a training and education programme (CPA standard B 9.1) in accordance with guidelines from the relevant professional and registration bodies and commensurate with the needs of the service and professional development of staff. These people may have…