Benefits of Membership

The Association of Clinical Pathologists is an organisation in the UK that is unique in that it is composed of medically qualified pathologists of all disciplines. The Association represents the views of these medically qualified pathologists. The Association seeks to represent the medically qualified practitioner by promotion of pathology and their role in this key discipline. This is achieved by supporting education, collaboration with other professions and professional bodies in pathology, representation to Departments of Health and other government bodies and offering its expertise to other bodies.

There are generic benefits in belonging to the ACP as well as discipline specific benefits.

Generic benefits

1.  Continuing Professional Development, Education and Training

a) Journal of Clinical Pathology

i) UK specific interest
ii) Best Practice Guidelines
iii) High citation index
iv) Reduced subscription (51% of normal personal subscription rate)

b) Education and Training

i) National Scientific Meeting (Free to members in 2017)
ii) Basic and Senior Management Courses (Free to members in 2017)
iii) Local meetings (Free to members in 2017)
iv) Travel grants
v) Development grants
vi) Undergraduate research grants
vii) Incentive prizes for junior doctors
viii) Online educational cases
ix) Online video presentations of meeting lectures
x) Free membership for trainees in 2017

2. ACP news – in-house magazine

3. Website – links, events, download area

4. Advice and Support

5. National Influence

a) Representation to other organisations
International Liaison Committee of Presidents
BSI Committees
National Quality Assurance Advisory Panels
Standing Joint Committee with the Association of Clinical Biochemists
b) BMA Pathology Sub-Committee of the CCSC
c) Joint working with the Royal College of Pathologists
d) Invitations to join Royal College of Pathologists working groups
e) Joint groups commenting on government and other matters
f) Asked to comment on proposals from other organisations
g) National nominating body for ACCEA awards

6. Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd – ACP is one of the constituent organisations behind CPA.

7.  Local Committees and contacts

a) Local issues
b) Local Scientific Meetings
c) National links
d) Liaison Officers

Useful Documents