Congratulations Ian Ward 2012 Winners

Congratulations to Helen Jopling and Claire Mahoney who the 1st and 2nd prizes respectively for their presentations at the 2012 Ian Ward Meeting!!

A copy of all the other photos from the meeting can be found in the members area.




The Royal on YouTube!

As part of National Pathology Year 2012, the Clinical Biochemsitry staff at The Royal Liverpool have produced a video to highlight what goes on in their lab!

Click below to see play.




Academy for Healthcare Science - Recruitment for Scientific Non-Executive Director

The Academy for Healthcare Science is recruiting three non-executive directors to sit on its new Management Board, which is due to come into being in March/April 2012.

They are looking for individuals who are passionate about healthcare science and seeing the profession develop its standing and profile in the NHS and wider community, and who will help the executive team take the organisation from strength to strength. The successful candidates will make an active contribution towards our decision-making and strategic processes, as well as adding challenge, professional expertise and positive scrutiny to our governance processes.

These three roles be will board-level appointments, and the likely time commitment will include six Management Board meetings per annum in central London, and occasionally representing the Academy at external events or in the media as necessary.

There will be a stipend of £5K attached to each of these roles. Additionally, second-class travel expenses will be reimbursed as appropriate.

They are looking for a Non-Executive Director from each of the three healthcare science divisions — Life Sciences, Medical Physics and Engineering, and Physiology.

The Academy for Healthcare Science is a newly-established organisation working across the four countries in the UK on behalf of healthcare scientists and the organisations that represent them. We expect the opportunity to contribute to the organisation at this level to be extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally, and we will offer training in governance or business management where appropriate.

Further information can be found here.

National Pathology Year




National Pathology Week has taken place at the beginning of November for the past 3 years, with over 1200 events being held around the country.

It has been a huge success and highlighted an appetite amongst event organisers and the public for more pathology themed public engagement.

So instead of just one week of celebrations, in 2012 there will be a full 12 months of celebrations, with a different theme for each month, designed to highlight the width of pathology as a subject. However, you will also be able to hold an event that isn't directly linked to one of the themes, at whatever time of year suits you.

For further information and the themes for each month, please see the National Pathology Website located here.

A list of events held by members of the North West ACB will be held here on this site. Please see the Natioanl Pathology Year section on the left hand side.


Call for a NW ACB Clinical Champion

Calling all members of the NW ACB !

The ACB is urgently seeking a volunteer to act as a Clinical Champion for the NW region. 
We have no representation at present,  and we need someone who is keen to be involved with commissioners - influencing important decisions about our future.

Ideally, the champion should  be a relatively senior member of the profession who has broad experience and can command some respect.  Their main role will be to champion Laboratory Medicine, as well as their own particular discipline, with NHS management, with commissioners, with politicians and with the public. The Labs Are Vital organisations will work with the champions to develop common (across disciplines) concerns and the approaches that can be made to address them.

Support materials will be developed to help in these activities and some “training” will be provided to develop skills in communicating the messages and “networking” with potentially influential people. The role will involve elements of educating managers in what Laboratory Medicine is and does, showing how it contributes to patient pathways and safety and helping them to identify how to provide these services safely and effectively to a high standard of end-to-end quality. 

For further information or to apply, please contact Gill Burrows at Stepping Hill by Jan 14th using the address in the ACB members handbook, or alternatively using the 'Contact Us' feature on this website menu.



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