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Dr Gilbert Wieringa

Consultant and Clinical Lead for Laboratory Medicine

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Gilbert is clinical lead for laboratory medicine at Bolton. In previous lives he was healthcare scientists programme lead in the Department of Health (2007), Greater Manchester PCTs pathology lead in 2006, and diagnostics lead for Greater Manchester SHA over 2004/05. His main interest is the use of near patient testing in primary care for which he headed a DH-sponsored project over 2005-07 providing cholesterol and HbA1c testing in high street pharmacies across Manchester for patients with diabetes and/or heart disease. Since 2009 he has established the largest quality assurance scheme in UK for high street cholesterol testing.

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