The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB) is a professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science and its applications to medicine to benefit patient care. With a history dating back to 1953, it is one of the oldest associations in the world devoted to the study and advancement of laboratory medicine. Over this time the ACB has always been progressive, proactive and innovative in its outlook and actions.
The members of the ACB are and always have been its greatest asset and there are numerous activities to which individuals can contribute. The membership is drawn from professional groups employed in the direct service provision of healthcare and diagnostics together with those engaged in academic and teaching environments and also colleagues from the diagnostic industry, who may either enjoy personal membership or benefit from that of the corporate membership of their company.
The ACB is also pleased to announce that it is a member body of the Science Council, awarded licensing status for Chartered Scientists (CSci). See below for application forms
The Council of the Association and its Executive Officers are responsible for policy, for communication with the Department of Health and the NHSE and for liaison with a wide range of professional bodies and interested parties in the UK, Europe and Internationally. Council comprises elected Officers and Members, and representatives from Regional Committees. The Council of the Association has a number of Standing Committees, Sub Committees and other groups which provide services and facilities for Members. The ACB welcomes applications from individuals and corporate bodies who wish to take advantage of the benefits of Membership of the Association and who wish to progress the study and advancement of clinical biochemistry and/or Laboratory Medicine through research or practice.
The Science Council website has all the details regarding Chartered Scientist status.
Chartered Scientist standards can be found on the Science Councils website by clicking here.
Chartered Scientist Application Forms can be downloaded here: