Quality Use of Pathology
The pathology workforce related information below includes reports from projects funded under the Quality Use of Pathology Program
The Pathology Workforce Workshop 2011The Pathology Workforce Workshop was held in Sydney on 22 June 2011. There was representation from a number of different professional bodies and organisations involved in the provision and planning of pathology services. The purpose of the workshop was to inform stakeholders of the workforce work completed to date and to provide the opportunity for discussion of key issues for the specialist and scientific workforce. The report titled The Pathology Workforce Workshop summarises the presentations and discussions from the day.
The Pathology Workforce Workshop 2011 (PDF 4738 KB)
The Pathology Workforce Workshop 2011 (Word 2728 KB)
Final Project Report: Career Structures and Pathways for the Scientific Workforce in Medical Pathology Laboratories 2011This report provides an analysis of the scientific workforce in Australia's medical pathology laboratories, including consideration of current and proposed workforce reform strategies that have been explored in Australia and overseas. The report identifies a series of opportunities and constraints for promoting further workforce reform to meet pathology service demand.
Final Project Report: Career Structures and Pathways for the Scientific Workforce in Medical Pathology Laboratories 2011 (PDF 2344 KB)
Impact of the Workload of Anatomical Pathologists on Safety and Quality 2011This report highlights issues relating to the development and testing of a methodology to analyse workload capacity for anatomical pathologists.
Impact of the Workload of Anatomical Pathologists on Safety and Quality 2011 (PDF 756 KB)
National Survey of Pathology Workforce 2010This report encapsulates the results of a 2010 snapshot survey of the workforce in public and private medical pathology testing laboratories throughout Australia. The report provides an insight into the structure of the current national pathology workforce. It is expected this information may assist all jurisdictions and professional groups in assessing and addressing pathology workforce requirements for future service demand.
National Survey of Pathology Workforce 2010 (PDF 2451 KB)
The Australian Pathology Workforce Crisis 2008A report by Michael Legg and Associates to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing - October 2008. The report sets out the scope and structure of the pathology industry workforce and draws together a summary of the key issues, gaps and opportunities for further work to be undertaken on this issue.
The Australian Pathology Workforce Crisis 2008 (PDF 392 KB)
Online readable version of The Australian Pathology Workforce Crisis (HTML)
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