The ACP was established in 1927, originally as the British Pathologists Association, and changed to its current name in 1930. Today the Association holds true to the aims set out by its founder, Dr S.C. Dyke:
- To improve the conditions of pathology practice and improve the status of clinical pathologists.
- To secure clinical pathologists as being equal to other consultants
- To encourage and assist medical schools and post-graduate education so that suitably trained doctors could assume charge of hospital laboratories throughout the United Kingdom
- To establish where members could exchange views on work, research, etc
The ACP website provides the following resources:
- Education and training: series of cases of skin pathology, Uropathology, renal pathology and autopsy pathology
- Journal of Clinical Pathology
- Links to other useful websites
- Grants and awards
To access the ACP website click here.