A festschrift for John Kane

In recognition of John’s outstanding contribution to education/training, research and development, and clinical biochemistry practice there will be a festschrift to celebrate his career on the afternoon of 23rd January at Salford Royal Hospital.

The programme is attached here, all welcome!   Please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know by Tuesday 15th January if you are able to attend.

Please note there is a £10 charge to help cover venue hire and buffet costs.  Any funds that are left will go towards a gift for John.

Cheques can be made payable to
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust X2602 and either brought on 23rd January or sent to John Kane’s festschrift, c/o Jennifer Walters, Clinical Biochemistry, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD.


New North West Healthcare Science Network

The North West Healthcare Science Network has just relauced their new website at www.nwhcs.nhs.uk.

The NW Heathcare Science Network a professional network created in 2004 to support, promote, develop and represent the Healthcare Science workforce of over 7000 Healthcare Scientists in the North West.

The network represents over 45 different specialisms of scientist across 3 broad divisions  - Life Science, Physiological Science and Physical Science and Engineering.

Please see their new site for further details.

Website Registration Issues

A technical hitch has been uncovered which has prevented some new users from registering with the site.

This has now been addressed, and the site is now allowing new users to sign up.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Darren Powell (Webmaster) using the Contact Us' form on the main menu, or alterntiavely email darren j powell at gmail dot com.The problem was due to the sercurity certificate of the 'Capchata' image verification plugin expiring without notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience!


Federation Pensions and Pay Info

The regional Federation Rep (Dr Emma Lewis) has added new information about the current Pay and Pensions negotiatons, with links to the relevant sources.

Please check our the 'Federation of Clinical Scientists' section for further details.


2012 Autumn Audit Meeting at Birchwood

The Autumn North West ACB Regional Audit Meeting will be held on Monday 29th October 2012 at the Birchwood Park Conference Centre, Warrington.

Lunch and registration will be 12-1 pm.

The meeting programme can be found here, and a map for directions here.


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