Nottingham University Hospital


Queens Medical Centre


Department of Clinical Microbiology
Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Derby Road




Empath pathology has been established between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust with the vision of a fully integrated pathology service for the East Midlands.

The Microbiology Department at Nottingham University Hospitals has full CPA accreditation, is working towards UKAS accreditation and provides a full diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology service to the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire PCTs. It is a large, busy department with a current annual workload in excess of 900,000 requests per annum and provides a wide range of services in virology, serology, molecular microbiology as well as bacteriology, mycobacteriology and parasitology.

The laboratory operates an active research portfolio with a close working relationship between the Clinical Microbiology department and a number of other departments both within the hospital trust, as well as the medical school, the Centre for Biomedical Sciences and other academic departments at the University of Nottingham along with other academic institutions both locally, nationally and internationally. The department provides laboratory and clinical research project supervision to various levels, including; specialist registrars, postdoctoral research scientists, PhD, MSc and BSc students in addition to trainee Healthcare Scientists through both laboratory support and the newly appointed MSc in Infections Sciences based at the University of Nottingham. As a consequence, the Clinical Microbiology department participates, leads and actively collaborates in high profile research projects which regularly lead to publications in peer reviewed national and international journals

The department is also a Public Health England Collaborating Laboratory. The laboratory is approved for training by the IBMS and School of Healthcare Science and fully supports continuing professional development.

Opening times:
The department is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, with a reduced service on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Outside normal hours there is an on-call service for urgent specimens and for medical microbiology advice.


Professor Will Irving

Professor of Virology and Honorary Consultant Virologist

Dr Fouzia Jabeen

Consultant Virologist

Dr Mathew Diggle

Consultant Clinical Scientist

Jilean Bowskill

Transition Lead/Microbiology Service Manager

Kishore Solanki

Microbiology Service Manager

Dr Katrina Levi

Deputy Service Manager, Molecular

Robert Cave

Team Leader

Neil Jackson

Team Leader

Dr Gemma Clark

Clinical Scientist

Dr Vicki Fleming

Clinical Scientist