Training Programme Director - Helen Bourne

Specialty Programme Coordinator - Joanne O'Brien

HR Officer - Claire Stubbs

Most immunologists will have responsibility for a laboratory which provides a service to several hospitals or even a region. Some of the tests are relatively uncommon, and a large population is needed to generate the workload so that tests are done frequently enough to maintain expertise. The core repertoire is the investigation of autoimmune disease, specialised immunochemistry, and numbers and function of cells of the immune system; many also do in vitro testing for allergies; some are involved in transplantation and immunogenetics. The staff are used to introducing and developing new tests, and the skills and experience that are needed attract and motivate high quality scientists, often with a strong research background. As a relatively new specialty, immunology is on its mettle to show it can add more value to tests which might otherwise be a side-line done by another pathology discipline. This healthy competition means the immunologist needs to be a politician as well as an enthusiast.

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