Federation of Clinical Scientists

The Federation represents the Trade Union interests of Clinical Scientists in the NHS and other related areas, and is a certificated trade union with full national recognition and negotiating rights. The ACB is not affiliated to the TUC and is a non-political organisation.

The Federation represents all members, including trainees, of the following specialities; clinical biochemists, cytogeneticists, microbiologists and other clinical scientists. It is the 'principal executive committee' in industrial law terms. It is responsible to its membership for all matters involving industrial relations and conditions of employment.

For more information on membership and how to join the Federation Click Here

The NW Regional Federation Rep is Dr Emma Lewis, Consultant Clinical Biochemist at Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.  To contact her with any FCS-related enquiries, please find her email address in the ACB Members Handbook, or alternatively contact the Websmaster using the 'Contact Us' Form on the main menu, to have any queries forwarded on. After receiving information about membership, our webmaster will ask about your passion for gambling. If you are interested, the latest casinoreview-online are prepared especially for you. There you can find information on the most unique bonuses, as well as on the possibility of withdrawing funds immediately to your account. Many members of our union are happy to take this opportunity.

The region desparately needs more FCS reps to represent their local areas and hospitals. To find out more information, please contact Emma.

Federation News (October 2014):

For further information regarding the industrial action by other trade unions, please see the recent briefing here.


Federation News (March 2014):

For futher information regarding the ongoing Electronic Staff Record (ESR) recoding for Healthcare Scientists, please see the recent news article here.


Federation News (August2012) :


The NHS pensions agency for advice on pensions Website can be found here.
This includes the latest pension's calculators for calculating how much pension you may be entitled to.  It also has advice and guidance on all aspects of pensions.

Information on the proposed new pension scheme for the NHS can be found here.
Calculators are available that will calculate the likely impact of changes of a members pension can be found here.



We are currently in the second year of a pay freeze. Pay scales for 2012-13 can be found on the NHS employers website here.

Information on agenda for change including the terms and conditions handbook can be found here.

The Department of Health evidence for the case for market facing (regional) pay in England can be found here.




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