• MLSA AGM 2023

  • Industrial Action 2022

    On the pickets at Our Lady's Hospital Navan in May 2022
  • MLSA AGM 2022

  • Industrial Action May 2022

    Damp but determined - picketing at Mayo University Hospital

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.