Durham Hall Albion Street Surry Hills The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 207 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010.Albion Street is a street in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the local government area of the City of Sydney. It runs east-west from Elizabeth Street to Flinders Street, and is approximately one kilometre long.
The street is notable because of its historical background and substantial number of heritage-listed buildings and sites. It includes both commercial and residential buildings, a number of which have heritage listings at state or federal levels. The street encompasses a wide variety of styles, including Victorian and Federation styles, as well as significant examples of ecclesiastical architecture.
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia is a medical organization that promotes the science and practice of pathology. It has members in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.The College of Pathologists of Australia was incorporated on 10 April 1956. In 1970, the College was granted Royal assent, and became the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia. With the increasing number of Fellows in New Zealand, the College changed its name to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in January 1980. Since 1986, the College has occupied Durham Hall, a heritage listed building in Sydney’s Surry Hills.
The College collaborated with the Commonwealth Government to establish the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) in 1979. NPAAC advises the Commonwealth, State and Territory Health Ministers on matters relating to the accreditation of pathology laboratories, plays a key role in ensuring the quality of Australian pathology services and is responsible for the development and maintenance of standards and guidelines for pathology practices.
While NPAAC provides the standards for laboratory practice, the actual accreditation process is carried out by NATA/RCPA, a joint initiative between the College and the National Association of Testing Authorities