22 February, 2018

  • TV Advert
  • Laboratory Tours
  • GP Request Forms
  • Media Highlights

15 November, 2017

The underutilisation of pathology testing is widespread, however remains understudied.  Evidence suggests that, on average, the levels of underutilisation in pathology is substantially more prevalent (44.8%) than levels of overutilisation (20.6%).

15 November, 2017

  • National HPV Vaccination Program
  • Screening test for cervical cancer
  • Did you know?

1 November, 2017

Genetic testing for patients with hereditary mutations predisposing them to breast and/or ovarian cancer will now be listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

26 October, 2017

  • HCO Partner Engagement
  • Digital Engagement
  • Social
  • Newsletter
  • International Pathology Day, 15 November 2017

31 August, 2017

  • Trial with Outpatient Clinics
  • Trial with General Practice
  • Media coverage of Pathology

27 April, 2017

Update for pathology laboratories

Due to the complexity of assimilating and migrating data from eight state and territory cancer registers into one register, the start date for Australia’s first National Cancer Screening Register and the renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program is now 1 December 2017.

As we transition, laboratories will be notified when cervical screening test results are to be sent to the National Cancer Screening Register and when to cease sending results to the State and Territory registers. The Australian Department of Health and Telstra Health are working as one team to deliver the National Cancer Screening Register committed to delivering a high quality register to safely support the 11 million Australians participating in the cervical and bowel screening programs.

Connecting to the National Cancer Screening Register

Laboratories wishing to connect to the NCSR by go live date must apply by August 2017. The Provider Integration Guide is a technical document that will support your technical team in developing the National Cancer Screening Register interface.

Features of the National Cancer Screening Register for laboratories

  • Provision of statistical data for calculating performance measures.
  • Search function for authorised laboratory staff to manually search for patient screening histories where required and for quality assurance data


  • A dedicated pathology contact will be the liaison for technical and transition queries in the transition to the new National Register.

Email (for all enquiries):

31 March, 2017

The seventh issue of the PITUS Update newsletter is now available. This newsletter provides the latest news on the Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS-15-16) project.

Download PITUS Update Issue 7 newsletter.

To learn more about the Pathology Terminology and Information Standardisation project please visit the RCPA web site, click here.

17 February, 2017

The RCPA Board of Directors is proposing changes to the College Constitution to be considered by Fellows at the AGM later this year. The changes relate to the use of post-nominals, the ability of the College to discipline members and the ability of the College to notify regulatory authorities of issues relating to membership. Please follow this link to read a Communique from the President regarding the proposed changes. If you have queries or concerns regarding the communique, please contact Dr Debra Graves, CEO at

9 January, 2017

Information relating to the value of Pathology can be viewed at the these links; Value of Pathology 1 and Value of Pathology 2.

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