• Safe & Effective
  • Kind & Caring
  • Exceeding Expectation
National Pathology Week - Dr J.J. de Gorter

National Pathology Week - Dr J.J. de Gorter

Date of release: 3 November 2020

Latest News: Dr JJ de Gorter

Say hello to Dr J.J. de Gorter, Chief Medical Officer for Black Country Pathology Services – he’s talking to us today about National Pathology Week (2-8 November 2020).

Tell us about your own experience...

“For 20 years I worked as a doctor - in the UK (where I qualified), in Australia and in New Zealand - this was prior to becoming a medical director within the NHS.

“I have also worked as a non-executive director at a University Foundation Trust.”

Why made you join the BCPS team?

“I was attracted by the opportunity to work alongside the team at Black Country Pathology Services because of the incredible progress they have made setting up and leading this new and very complex service.

“I’m especially excited by the opportunities for further innovation and the prospect of helping our position as a UK leader in pathology services, training and education.”

Why is National Pathology Week important?

“This campaign is important because a lot of pathology services take place ‘behind the scenes’.

“It is worth remembering that approximately 90% of all patients have some form of pathology investigation ranging from new-born screening, cross-matching for blood transfusion, molecular testing for genetic typing and analysis of tissue biopsies to help diagnose disease and inform treatment – often involving cutting-edge scientific tools.

“Our teams work 24 hours, seven days a week according to very strict quality standards to support other doctors to screen, diagnose and treat patients.

“National Pathology Week is a great opportunity to shine a light on our amazing colleagues!”

#NPW2020 #NationalPathologyWeek

A Teaching Trust of the University of Birmingham