The Royal College of Pathologists (RCP) was established in 1962 to co-ordinate the development and maintain the internationally renowned standards and reputation of British pathology.
Today the College advises on a vast range of issues relating to pathology.The College represents over 8,800 members, both in the UK and overseas.
The RCP's main activities are:
- Overseeing the education and training of specialists in all pathology disciplines
- Setting standards of practice and organising assessment by examinations
- Monitoring the appointments of consultants in pathology
- Updating its members through scientific meetings and symposia
- Ensuring and monitoring a programme of continuing professional development for its members
- Publication of guidelines on aspects of best practice
- Maintaining standards of practice by promoting clinical audit and quality assurance and supporting accreditation for all pathology laboratories
- Funding research in association with industry and other partners in science
- Advising government departments, national organisations, medical and academic bodies on all matters relating to pathology
- Promoting public understanding of pathology
Telephone: 020 7451 6700
Royal College of Pathologists
2 Carlton House Terrace