Newcastle Laboratories

Gary Player

Gary Player-M

Cellular Pathology

Advanced Practitioner

Advanced Practitioner in Cytology


MSc Clinical Cytology, Imperial College London, Diploma of Expert Practice in Non-Gynaecological Cytology, Advanced Specialist Diploma in Cervical Cytology, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of both the Institute of Biomedical Science and the International Academy of Cytology

My cytology and histology training was via The Medical School, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh from 1981 – 1990. I then spent a year in cytology at the George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC, USA. I Moved to the North East in 1992 and spent eight years at Rake lane Hospital establishing a cytology service. I then took a managerial post in cytology at the University Hospital of North Durham from 2000 – 2012. I joined the RVI in 2012 as an Advanced Practitioner in Cytology and led on the establishment of the HPV testing service. I am currently in the second wave of a national Royal College pilot for non-medical staff in the reporting of gynaecological histopathology. I have supervised numerous MSc projects and I have been an invited speaker both within the UK and abroad.