Laboratory Medicine


Head of School:

Specialty Programme Coordinator: Joanne O'Brien

LET Officer: Allyson Ashwell

The aim of the School is to ensure that patient care is delivered by trained doctors and developed to streamline postgraduate medical training, which is focussed on the service required by the NHS and delivered to explicit standards.

Situated within the Postgraduate School of Medicine and Associated Specialties, the School of Laboratory Medicine encompasses: Chemical Pathology; Haematology; Immunology; Histopathology; Medical Microbiology and Virology. These specialties are all involved in different aspects of the diagnosis and management of human pathology. The aim of the Specialty School of Laboratory Medicine is to provide high quality postgraduate medical training which is focussed on excellence in patient care and underpinned by robust systems for assessment and support.

These pages provide information about education and training which we hope you will find useful throughout your rotations.


Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

Visit our Recruitment website to find out what it's like to be a GP trainee in the north east and north Cumbria.