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National Laboratory Handbook

The National Clinical Programme for Pathology is in the process of producing guidelines to add to the National Laboratory Handbook.

The following three guidance documents are ready for external consultation:

 Scope of the Public Hospital Medical Testing Laboratory Network
 Laboratory Testing for Natriuretic Peptides (NP) - BNP / NT- proBNP
 Laboratory Testing for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD)

We would like to offer the ACSLM the opportunity to participate in the consultation process.

Feedback can be given on each guideline through the link below.

Molecular Diagnostics Advisory Body - Open for New Members

The Academy wants and needs you – help the Academy grow and succeed as a volunteer on the Molecular Diagnostics Advisory Body.

Are you interested? If you are an active and current member of the Academy, we would appreciate your expression of interest for our Molecular Diagnostics Advisory Body.

Are you:
• highly motivated to actively contribute to the pursuit of the mission, success and impact of the Academy and its’ advisory bodies for its’ members?

StAR International PhD Programme

RCSI's Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme is now recruiting five prestigious fully-funded PhD scholarships.

This programme aims to attract high-achieving international students to an efficient four-year structured PhD training programme at RCSI.

Please click on the link for more information:

HSCP Office Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2018.

National HSCP Office Best Practice and Innovation


Correspondence received from CORU September 2018

I am writing to you on behalf of the Medical Scientists Registration Board (hereby known as the Board), in relation to the Criteria and Standards of Proficiency for Medical Scientists Education and Training Programmes.

Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening programme

National Institute of Health Sciences Call for Abstracts - Spring 2019

Dear Colleagues,

A Call for Abstracts for the Spring 2019 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is currently being made.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, September 14th, 2018.
We are interested in receiving abstracts of current research on all aspects of clinical healthcare, public and population health and health systems research.
Please complete the following online form and upload your abstract to:

Converse Summer Crossword 2018

For your next journal club why not complete the Converse Summer Crossword together - page 54 Summer Converse 2018, alternatively, download template and clues below. Good luck.

Accredited with 1 CPD point, please use 'journal club' as your category.

Answers will be published on Facebook on Friday 17th August 2018.