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Clinical Practice Section

The ACB Clinical Practice Section aims to inform the healthcare community of the essential relevance of clinical biochemistry and its value to patient management, and of direct patient care being provided by Chemical Pathologists. The section also strives to encourage best clinical practice within the profession, supporting moves towards national harmonisation.

The Training, Education and Academic Development Division promotes training in clinical aspects for all clinical biochemistry trainees. It considers how best to integrate clinical biochemistry into modern medical training. It also works to enhance the relevance of ACB training courses for medical trainees.

The Professional Affairs Division acts as a focus for professional support for medical members of the ACB and proposes candidates for National Clinical Excellence Awards.

Membership of the CPS is open to all ACB members: medical graduates joining the ACB automatically become members. There is strong regional representation on the section’s steering group, which occasionally meets.

Clinical Practice Discussion Group

The ACB supports an active clinical practice email discussion list hosted by Jiscmail (formerly Mailbase). Members are welcome to join this list and participate in the latest debates. The archives of past discussions can also be accessed online.

If you would like to join the discussion group you can do so by clicking here.

Guidlines & Policy Statements

A full list of guidlines developed by, or with involvement from, the ACB are available on the Best Practice Guidelines section of the website. Selected guidelines and statements developed by the Clinical Practice Section are detailed below.

pdf Image  ACB Troponin Working Group Guidelines - Published October 2016

pdf Image  ACB Adjusted Calcium Position Paper - Published March 2015


Click Here to view the membership of the CPS executive and regional representatives.

Updated 27th October 2016

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