Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry (also known as Clinical Biochemistry or Chemical Pathology) is the study of chemical and biochemical changes in the body in relation to disease, mostly through the analysis of body fluids such as blood or urine.

The majority of Clinical Chemistry tests performed at Sherwood Forest Hospitals are performed on automated biochemistry analysers which enable the dedicated Biomedical Scientists working within the department to provide valuable information to clinicians, usually on the day the sample is taken. Other, more specialist investigations are also performed on a daily basis by our experienced staff. Very specialist or complex testing is sometimes sent to a reference laboratory for further investigation.

The department is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Department Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday (including Public Holidays): 07:00 am to 23:00 pm

Out of hours BMS Service (Urgent specimens):

Monday to Sunday (including Public Holidays): 23:00pm until 07:00 am

Clinical Advisory Service:

Available 9am - 5-00 pm Monday-Friday  via Switchboard or vocera “duty biochemist”

Meet the Team

Head of Service/Consultant Chemical Pathologist 

Dr Alia Elkadiki 

Consultant Clinical Scientist 

Dr Melanie Griffiths 

Senior Clinical Scientist    

Francesca Meakin

Clinical Chemistry Manager 

Kathleen Millard 

Higher Specialist BMS 

Mark Somes 

Higher Specialist BMS  

Jonathan Morley  

Higher Specialist BMS  

Robert Mullis

Consultant PA/Department Secretary                       

Lisa Roberts   


Useful links & Patient Info Leaflets


The Pathology Service at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing a high quality diagnostic service supporting the clinical requirements of all users.

We are required by UKAS, our accreditation body, to carry out an annual survey to seek feedback from our users as to whether the Department meets their expectations and requirements. This feedback will help us shape the future of the service and help us to continuously improve.

We would be most grateful if you could spare a few moments to complete the below questionnaire. All responses will be anonymous.

Service user survey

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