Call for Nominations for the North West ACB Committee.

There are a number of vacant positions on the Committee for which we are calling for nominations:

- Meetings Secretary (If you would like further information of this role please contact Edward Hinchliffe.

- Deputy Webmaster (If you would like further information of this role please contact Darren Powell

If you are interested in either of these positions, please complete this form and return to Catherine Treslove by Friday 21st March.



ESR Recoding Information

Update on Electronic Staff Record (ESR) coding for Healthcare Scientists

Are you involved in the current Electronic Staff Recoding of Healthcare Scientists, or wish to know your coding?

If so, please see the latest ESR Recoding advice issued by the Federation of Clinical Scientists can be found here.

For further information please refer to the following following: and look for healthcare science guidance document.

Additional information can be found on the NW Healthcare Scientists Network website here.


Congratulations Ian Ward Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Ian Ward Member's Papers Competition!

Suzanne Armitage won first prize for a case presentation on pyroglutamic aciduria, and Daniella Nice second prize for her talk on placental biomarkers.

Copies of the talks will be uploaded to the Members area when available, and further photos can be found from the meeting there.



Healthcare Scientists Leading and Transforming Outcomes Event

Dear Healthcare Scientists, 

I would like to inform you that registration is now open for:

Healthcare Scientists Leading and Transforming Outcomes Event, 31 March and 1 April 2014, London


Hosted by the Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England, this major two-day event is for Organisational Lead Scientists and other leaders in the field of Healthcare Science.

To register and find further details  click here.

This is a fantastic event, I would suggest try and go for at least one of the days, well worth it and it’s free!  Just need to fund your own travel.



Immunologists needed to run OSFA examinations

The National School of Healthcare Science is seeking volunteers particularly from the Immunology, Haematology and H&I specialisms to perform as station writers and assessors for the mock OSFAs in April, and the live OSFAs in July-August. It is essential to attend the training day that will focus on the marking process, and will include:

A short overview of marking reliability theory;
A review of desirable and undesirable marking behaviours;
A demonstration of the School's OSFA software;
Hands-on marking practice; and
What to expect on the day of the OSFA: logistics and arrangements for assessors.

Further information can be found here.


Sunday the 25th. Design: Hostgator Coupon. Content © The Association for Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine, North West Region
Copyright 2012