Forensic & Autopsy Pathology Committee meeting

Title of Meeting:         Forensic & Autopsy Pathology Committee

Date of Meeting:        Monday 30th April 2018

Chair:                          Dr Matt Lyall

The key bullet points (outcomes/decisions made/areas of future concern etc) raised by the meeting:

  1. The RCPath is in the process of updating the guidance on pathological management of a mass fatality incident. Dr P Lumb has kindly agreed to take this forward and is in the early stages of reviewing the existing document and planning the new edition. In light of recent terrorist incidents in the UK and the Inquests concerning the Hillsborough Disaster this will be valuable guidance for practising forensic pathologists and will hopefully provide reassurance to the general public.


  1. The success of the Autopsy Study Day in Leeds was noted and there is another event planned for November 2018 in Birmingham.


  1. Some post mortem teaching cases have been submitted for the new ACP website, but we are hoping for more from committee members.