The New Zealand Committee of Pathologists

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The Royal College of Pathologists of Australia, established in March 1956, changed its name in 1980 to The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

A regional committee for NZ was added to the College’s committee structure which included regional committees for each of the Australian states and territories.

Between 1996 – 2012, the activities of the RCPA NZ Committee (RCPANZ) integrated those of the New Zealand Society of Pathologists (NZSP). However, due to the changing medico-political environment the NZSP was reconstituted as an independent incorporated society in early 2012 to focus on advancing the professional interests of pathology practice in NZ.

RCPANZ Mission Statement

To develop and maintain an organisation which addresses the professional interests of New Zealand Pathologists and represents the profession on issues of relevance to the practice of Pathology in all its forms in New Zealand.

Core Values

a) Commitment to high quality pathology for all patients in the New Zealand health care system.
b) Commitment to representing the interests of all those practising pathology in New Zealand.
c) Commitment to the promotion of training and continuing education of pathologists in New Zealand.
d) Commitment to the promotion of research and development in pathology.

Strategic Direction

To foster the interests of its members consistent with the most effective contribution of pathology to the health and well being of New Zealanders.

What is Pathology?