In response to a query from a cytologist, and also by the BAC, asking when the announcement of the option appraisal decision for laboratory configuration was going to be, the following reply from NHS England was posted on the PHE blog on 3rd July:
The British Association for Cytopathology (BAC) was formed in 2011 by the merger of two previous societies, the BSCC (British Society for Clinical Cytology) and the NAC (National Association of Cytologists). The BAC represents cytology in all its forms within the UK, and works closely with other relevant societies, national bodies and government departments.
The BAC ASM 2017 will take place on Saturday 4th November 2017 in York.
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The BAC is keen to assist its members and has developed a funding opportunity supporting research, development and audit in cytopathology. A discretionary fund will be available for the financial year 2015-2016. The intention is to allow the BAC to promote research activity within Cytopathology by providing some “pump-priming” type support to small, short term specific research studies, which are not otherwise funded, with a particular emphasis on producing direct clinical and social care impact.