• Medical scientists working hard behind the scenes in Naas General Hospital Laboratory: Rosaleen Irwin dealing with urgent ferritins and daughter Katie Dunne doing a manual coagulation test, with baby on the way

    Three generations of Irwins in Naas laboratory

    Medical scientists working hard behind the scenes in Naas General Hospital Laboratory: Rosaleen Irwin dealing with urgent ferritins and daughter Katie Dunne doing a manual coagulation test, with baby on the way
  • COVID 19 Hidden Heroes

    Preparing specimens for COVID 19 testing in Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • MLSA AGM 2019

    MLSA Executive Committee at MLSA AGM 2019, part of LabCon 2019 in Kilkenny
  • The trade union for Medical Scientists

    Working to support and protect medical scientists

New Horizons

In 2016 the MLSA published a position paper with the Academy of Clinical Sciences and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) on the development of Advanced Practice (AP) Roles and Extended Practice for Medical Scientist Grades in Ireland.

The Report reviews AP role development within pathology laboratories internationally and provides analysis of the organic development of several AP type roles in Ireland over the past 20 years.

The paper calls for a formalised unified career structure for all scientific grades in Irish public hospital laboratories.

"New Horizons - Advanced Practice and Extended Scope of Practice for Medical Scientists in Ireland" is available to view here.