Royal Charter, Ordinances and By-laws

The College's Royal Charter, Ordinances and By-Laws define the objectives of the College as to:

  • advance the science and practice of pathology
  • further public education in the field of pathology
  • promote study and research work in pathology and related subjects and publish the results of such study and research.

The Charter also lays down the specific powers that the College may exercise in delivering against these objectives which include setting professional standards, design and conduct of training, setting examinations and awarding certificates and diplomas. The College has no regulatory authority.

The College benefits the public through:

The College's role

looking after the interests of patients

Facilitating the search for cures to disease

Investing in the next generation