ACB members meeting the eligibility criteria below can ask the ACB for automatic registration on the European Register of Specialists in Laboratory Medicine.
- Minimum 9 years (ideally 10) years academic (4/5 years) and specialist (4/5 years) training;
- HCPC or GMC registration
- Education and training to standards set in the EFLM syllabus (for ACB members this is considered as being a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists)
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Pharmacy or Science;
- Evidence of participation in continuous professional development (CPD)
- An exit qualification (postgraduate certificate) which meets the EFLM “Equivalence of Standards” as indicated below in the curriculum requirements;
Curriculum content to include:
- General chemistry of at least 35%;
- General chemistry plus haematology of at least 65%;
- Flexibility as to the remaining 35%, including general chemistry, haematology, microbiology, and genetics and IVF in a proportion consistent with the requirements in the country of destination.
Benefits of registration
- Access to the EFLM Academy
- Use the title “European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine” and the abbreviation “EuSpLM” after their name
- Receive a certificate as evidence that they are a registered European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
- Quote the registration on their CV to indicate that they have achieved and maintained a high level of competence in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine recognised throughout the European Union
- Receive information about the practice of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine within the European Union
- Expect a warm welcome when visiting a laboratory in any European Union country
Annual registration is renewed automatically at £15 per annum, whilst the eligibility criteria are met.
Contact the ACB team for further information
Members who do not meet the above criteria may still be able to apply directly with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM).