RCPA Quality Assurance Programs are world leaders in the provision of external quality assurance (EQA) for pathology laboratories. We offer a comprehensive range of EQA for all disciplines of pathology including Molecular Genetics, Bio Security and Point-of-Care. Our programs are offered in Australia and internationally in over 40 countries. RCPAQAP is committed to provide an efficient and customer focused service to participants.
RCPAQAP are accredited to ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity assessment-general requirements for proficiency testing, and elements of the company are certified to ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems.
Participants are provided with regular and frequent challenges, peer reviewed assessment and educational activities to monitor the quality of their laboratory services ensuring they meet accreditation requirements. Our strength lies in the expertise and support provided by an extensive advisory network consisting of pathologists and scientific staff from Australia and internationally.
Benchmarking in Pathology became a formal Quality Assurance Program in 1999, providing cost benchmarking for public sector pathology services.
The major participant base for Benchmarking has been the public pathology services in NSW, where participation in the Program had been mandated. The recent formation of a consolidated NSW Health Pathology service, and their subsequent decision to withdraw from the Benchmarking Program and establish an independent benchmarking process, has had a very significant effect on the viability of the Program.
As a result of this, regrettably RCPAQAP have had to make the decision to close the Benchmarking in Pathology Program, effective immediately.
We thank all participants in the Benchmarking Program for their support and dedication to this Program over the years.
The RCPAQAP 2014 Enrolment period is now open!
For current portal users please log in through the www.myqap.com.au website. You will note several changes to the Portal and its functionality to improve your enrolment experience.
If you are interested in becoming a participant of the RCPAQAP please use the Contact form above.
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Please note that participants who have not paid for their 2013 services will not be eligible to enrol for 2014 until outstanding invoices are paid.