This website is designed to assist the training of Clinical Scientists and Medical trainees in Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology. It provides information from the ACB Trainees' Committee, links to ACB documents and to websites that could help training and revision. It also includes information required to prepare HCPC Registration Portfolios. Trainees' Committee
Find out who your Trainees' Representative is and how to contact them by visiting the Trainees Committee page. Click here
to download the report of the most recent Trainees' Committee meeting
NICE Guideline Summaries
Every month trainees are sent the latest NICE guidelines via their regional representatives which are then summarised by volunteers and published here.
STP Trainee Electives
Here you can find short written examples of electives arranged and written by previous STP trainees.
STP Electives Day
Click the following link for details of upcoming STP Electives Day, endorsed by the National School of Healthcare Science
National Pathology Week
Please click the link above for reports on National Pathology Week events
Advice for STP Trainees Finding Accommodation in Manchester
The trainees committee have produced guidance for STP trainees on finding accommodation for term time in Manchester. This may be downloaded here.
Advice for Trainees Coming to the End of Their Contracts
The Trainees Committee has compiled a list of information that may be useful to trainees approaching the end of their contracts. This may be downloaded here.
Tax Rebate information
Many of the fees and costs associated with professional registration can be offset against income tax as an occupational expenditure. This process is quite simple and does not require moving to self assessment and can result in some significant rebates. A short document detailing the process can be downloaded here.
Don't miss your opportunity to sign up to the Trainees' Mailbase which has been re-launched. This is a friendly, informal discussion mailing list, restricted to trainees working in Clinical Sciences/Healthcare Sciences. It provides a platform for trainees to share ideas, resources and opinions, offer advice and ask questions within the trainee fold. Remember, no question is too silly! The mailbase is also useful when simply looking for room shares at Focus or shared transport to ACB Training Courses and meetings.
From now on, subscriptions to the Mailbase will be vetted to ensure that only trainees can view and participate in discussions.
The list is managed by the ACB's Trainees' Committee. Non-ACB members are welcome to join the list, provided they can confirm their trainee status. It is still recommended that trainees sign up to the regular version of the ACB Mailbase (ACB-CLIN-CHEM-GEN) as a way of keeping up to date with current issues, even if they do not actively participate in the discussions.
ACB National Training Courses
Click the following link for details of upcoming ACB Training Courses.
The Website Library Essential Training Documents
This section mostly owes its existence to the efforts of past trainees’ who peer-reviewed Internet resources that have potential in assisting in the professional development of Clinical Biochemistry. Some of these links have been recommended by our Consultant Biochemists, who value them as essential learning tools. The links to the websites are arranged by subject. In each subject you will find a range of useful sites with a short review and the web address.
There are links to various ACB documents and web pages that deal with training issues, such as FRCPath exam preparation. ACB members will need to log-in to the website to access this page.
The IFCC eAcademy
is an open educational resource containing distance learning material created and/or reviewed by IFCC experts for the CPD of members of IFCC member organisations (of which the ACB is).
(This page is maintained by the ACB Trainees Committee)