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I am delighted to welcome you to The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, professional body, and competent authority, representing medical scientists in Ireland. Medical scientists are a regulated profession.
The vision of the Academy is “To support excellence in clinical science and laboratory medicine, and in doing so, enhance patient outcomes”.

Laboratory medicine is a clinical service and the clinical sciences that underpin laboratory medicine are; Cellular Pathology (Histopathology), Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, POCT, Transfusion and Transplantation Science and Virology. Medical scientists are at the forefront not only in the provision of these services but in the management and delivery of the services. Dr Brigid Lucey

To contact us: telephone: + 353 1 9059730

For enquiries specifically relating to:
Membership/Fellowship: Sinéad Wall
Executive Officer: Helen Barry
Finance: Jennifer Carey
CPD: Monica Fitzpatrick

Privacy Notice

The Academy is committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data. In compliance with the EU general data protection regulations (GDPR) we have recently updated our privacy policy. The notice can be viewed below.

Professional Code of Conduct. This document is available below.

Dr Gabriel Scally, appointed by the Government to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the cervical cancer controversy, discusses the final report of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening before the Oireachtas Committee on Health.

The committee proceedings may be viewed at Scally Report available on the news tab above.

Academy Calls for immediate publication of cervical smear audit

This document is available to view in the News tab above.

CORU - Update on Education and Training Standards

Please go to the NEWS tab above for full details and attachments.

The Board has recently developed its education and training standards, the Criteria for Education and Training Programmes and Standards of Proficiency. The purpose of this was to ensure the Board's education and training standards are fit for purpose in current regulatory and health and social care education context, ahead of the opening of the register for medical scientists. We would like to bring to your attention that on the 02 August, CORU opened a public consultation on the following draft Bye-Laws for the Medical Scientists Registration Board:

Profession Specific Criteria
Profession Specific Criteria Guidelines to Ed Providers
Programme Approval and Monitoring Process
Standard of Proficiency - Sept 2018

Conference Bursary Awards Competition

The Academy is offering a number of bursaries to support medical scientists in promoting and developing their research. Further information and application form below.

Joint Publication between the ACSLM and the MLSA

New Horizons - Advanced Practice and Extended Scope of Practice for Medical Scientists in Ireland. Is now available to download below.