As health professionals gear up for a busy winter dealing with seasonal ailments, cold and flu, the head of NHS Wales has called on everyone to choose the right service to save time and free up busy emergency services.
Is it the work you see in television programmes like Silent Witness and CSI? Are they mad scientists working alone in a lab? Well, you’re not alone if that’s what you think. A recent survey found Forensic Pathology (the investigation of death) is the public’s most common perception of the role of pathologists. In truth, forensic pathologists make up less than 1% of pathologists across the UK. Less than a third of those surveyed were aware that pathologists diagnose diseases in the living.