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ACSLM - Calls for the repatriation of all laboratory services for CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck Issues incorrect letters to 400 women.

Marie Culliton, Chief Medical Scientist at the National Maternity Hospital and council member of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, Calls for the repatriation of all laboratory services for CervicalCheck.

Listen to Marie on RTE radio 1, broadcast Friday, 9th August 2019:

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Life-saving blood transfusions can now be delivered before patients arrive at hospital

Printed in the Journal:

The blood bank in St Vincent's University hospital were all involved with this pre hospital blood project.
Listen to a podcast where Dr David Menzies, from St Vincent's University Hospital, discusses his voluntary work with Wicklow Rapid Response which sees him deliver medicine and now blood transfusions at trauma scenes.

Cellular Pathology - New MCQ's

MCQ's based on the article "RAS genes in colorectal carcinoma: pathogenesis, testing guidelines and treatment implications"

6th Sepsis Summit – Dublin Castle 2nd September 2019 From the HSE Sepsis Team (Call for Abstracts)

Call for Abstracts – 6th Sepsis Summit – Dublin Castle 2nd September 2019

From the HSE Sepsis Team:

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to our sixth Sepsis Summit which is now open for registration on Eventbrite.
There is no attendance fee for this event.
If you would like to submit an abstract, please complete the attached form and return to us by Monday 19th August .
Please feel free to share this with your colleagues who might be interested.

The Sepsis Team

Effects of Brexit relating to Applications for Registration and Recognition at CORU

CORU has a policy of applying the same systems and processes for recognition of international qualifications, and for registration, to all applicants regardless of whether they are covered by relevant EU legislation or not.

For this reason, in the event of a disorderly withdrawal from the European Union by the United Kingdom, UK based or UK qualified applicants should not be significantly affected, although certain rights will be impacted.

Here's a link to the latest edition of the RESIST newsletter.

From Professor Martin Cormican
National Clinical Lead
for the Antimicrobial Resistance
and Infection Control team

MCQ's - Now available

MCQ's available for Haematology/Coagulation (morphology quiz) / Transfusion & Transplantation Science and Microbiology/Virology.

Call for abstracts Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists Autumn meeting 2019

Call for abstracts for the upcoming ISCM Autumn meeting 2019.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4pm Friday 6th September and anyone selected for an oral or poster presentation must be available to attend the meeting on Friday 4th October in the Harbour Hotel in Galway.

Registration opens soon, please check back. Save the date.

The theme of the Autumn meeting is New and old treatment for resistant infections and emerging infections.

National HSCP Office Newsletter - Issue 5

Dear HSCP Colleagues,

Summer is here and so is Issue 5 of the National Health and Social Care Professions Office newsletter (attached).

We are delighted to share key updates with you including the commencement of the co-design process for the development of the National HSCP Strategy.

Also included in this bumper edition are details regarding the upcoming HSCP Conference and a number of highlights from the HSCP community.

Programme Managers are being sought for a number of clinical programmes

For your information please see below link. Programme Managers are being sought for a number of clinical programmes;

Kind regards;

Kim Sayers
Clerical Officer, National Health and Social Care Professions Office
Clinical and Administration Block A,
HSE, Merlin Park, Galway, Eircode H91 N973.

E: T: 091-775906 HSCP hub on HSELanD