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College Policies

The College's Policy Manual contains a wide range of documents. These documents were developed by the College and approved by the Board of Directors to reflect the College stance on the many issues it needs to address.

By-Laws

This section has the following By-laws:

  • Faculty of Clinical Forensic Medicine
  • Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Faculty of Science

Charter

This section contains one document, the Charter for the Board of Directors (the overseeing committee of the College).

Board Charter (62 kB)

Constitution

At the RCPA AGM on 17 November the College Constitution was updated (new one attached).

Constitution (279 kB)

Grants and Awards

The College produces a number of Guidelines to provide advice to Fellows, Trainees, Employers and the general and medical community on a range of issues.

Guidelines

Includes a large number of documents which are not definitive but designed to provide guidance on a variety of internal and external matters.

Biobanking (48 kB)

Policies

These are definitive documents which the College has produced and are to be followed as described. They cover both internal and external matters and relate to Fellows, Trainees and others.

Code of Ethics (85 kB)
Privacy Policy (70 kB)
Retraining (35 kB)
Travel (43 kB)

Position Statements

The documents describe areas which lack clarity or opinions could vary. They state where the College stands on particular issues.

Ergonomics (38 kB)
Telepathology (113 kB)

Regulations

The Regulations are policy documents which relate directly to Rules in the Constitution. They describe more fully how the Rules are to be carried out.

Roles and Responsibilities

Directed at specific College groups, they cover roles like the Registrar, Examiners, Ombudsman.

Structured Reporting of Cancer Protocols

The goal of the National Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer Project is to develop a suite of standardised cancer protocols that will when implemented improve the completenesss of pathology reporting of cancer.

Terminology and Pathology Information Standards

PITUS describe the rules and provide guidelines for adoption, and acknowledge the work completed by the PITUS project teams.

Terms of Reference

Covers major committees, advisory committees and other groups, describing their purpose, make-up, operational procedures.

Committees (44 kB)
Council (45 kB)
Lay Committee (37 kB)