Bernie Croal is the Royal College of Pathologists President Elect

Congratulations to the new Royal College of Pathologists President Elect.

ACB President, Dr Bernie Croal, has been elected President Elect of the Royal College of Pathologists. He will hand over the ACB President role next month to Consultant Clinical Scientist, Kath Hayden and take up office as RCPath President in November 2023 for three years.

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Congratulating him on his appointment, ACB President Elect, Kath Hayden, said:

'I'd like to offer my warmest congratulations to Dr Bernie Croal on his appointment as President Elect of the Royal College of Pathology. The ACB and the College, alongside IBMS, have forged a strong and mutually beneficial working relationship over the past few years.

We are confident that Bernie's professional experience and his time as President of ACB will ensure that we continue to work collaboratively for the benefit of the profession and patients.'

Dr Bernie Croal said:

'I am delighted and honoured to be elected as President of The Royal College of Pathologists.

Pathology is more important than ever and, as President, I will work to ensure that the work of the College continues to be vital and relevant to members and, most importantly, to patients.

As President, I will strive to ensure I represent all RCPath members across all 17 specialties throughout all stages throughout their career. I will make the case for the vital importance of pathology services in healthcare at every available opportunity.

I would also like to thank my predecessor Professor Mike Osborn. Having worked with him over many years at the College, I know he will pass on a College with a strong track record of raising the profile of pathology, partnership working and developing the College services that our members need. I thank him for all he has done during his time as President.'

Bio - Bernie Croal

Dr Bernie Croal is an NHS Chemical Pathologist from Aberdeen specialising in intravenous nutritional support. He also oversees laboratory services at the Cleveland Clinic in London via TDL. He is a science and medicine graduate, and has trained in general medicine, chemical pathology and Health Services/Public Health Research. He has spent a long career in various leadership roles within NHS Scotland including clinical director and regional lead for pathology, NHS Scotland demand optimisation lead and chair of the Scottish Clinical Biochemistry Network (SCBN). He is the current (2021-23) President of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB). He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Institute of Biomedical Science. Within RCPath, he has chaired many committees, been Scotland Regional Council Chair for 9 years and a Trustee for 13 years. He served as College Vice-President from 2011-14.