• May the Medical Scientist Workforce be With You

    All hands on deck for COVID-19 testing in the Mercy Hospital Cork
  • 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
  • LabCon - joint biennial conference of MLSA and ACSLM

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.