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Quality assurance in pathology
This month's key update was the publication of reports by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Royal College of Pathologists on Sherwood Forest Hospitals. The College, along with IBMS representative Paul Williams, were asked by CQC to investigate issues around breast cancer test results. Both reports raised important questions about workload and quality and the IBMS will publish a detailed response to the recommendations in due course.
The national review on quality assurance in pathology has released a survey to find out more about quality activity and quality training in pathology services. The IBMS is closely involved with this review and I encourage all biomedical scientists to complete the survey to ensure that your expertise and knowledge is heard and informs this important work.
Derek Bishop, IBMS President
A national review commissioned by NHS England Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh is currently underway, looking at quality assurance in pathology. Please complete the review's survey to ensure that our voice and knowledge is heard for this key work.
The Institute will award training status to a laboratory that meets the IBMS Clinical Laboratory Standards. IBMS training approval is necessary for a lab to undertake Institute laboratory based portfolio qualifications. The process has recently been reviewed and updated and also now includes an additional category for the support staff qualifications.
Free day at Congress: Submission of abstracts for short papers and posters for IBMS Congress is 30 April.
The Biomedical Science Congress is 3 days of active learning in science, education, training, management and leadership. Pick and choose from 250+ presentations, posters, papers, workshops, masterclasses across all disciplines in biomedical science. Book now for early discount
To mark International Biomedical Laboratory Science Day on the 15th April 2013 the IBMS are running a mini essay competition.
The closing date for the competition will be the 6th May 2013.
IBMS Council member, Ian Sturdgess ran the London Marathon to raise money for the Bedford Hospitals Charity.
If you would like to help Ian raise much needed funds for the Bedford Hospitals Charity please visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/IanSturdgess
A bumper month on IBMS Facebook saw popular posts on the horrors of mouth pipetting; the body's anti-HIV 'training manual'; blood wastage and ways to improve management of test results. But what really stole the show was this photo of a young girl learning about biomedical science.
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IBMS Fellows Phillipa Burns, Bernard Wood and Malcolm Armstrong have won the 'AHP and healthcare scientists: leading together on health' at this year's Advancing Healthcare Awards. They were presented with the award at a ceremony took place this afternoon in the West End of London.
The Higher Specialist Diploma (HSD) is the Institute's key qualification for biomedical scientists wishing to be recognised for acquiring professional knowledge, skills and competence beyond the level of an MSc.
Department of Health website moves to GOV.UK
IBMS Fellow appointed Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes Uni
HCPC recruiting biomedical science panel members
Public Health England now operational
IBMS London Region AGM
Virology and biomedical science history at IBMS Congress 2013
Deadline for IBMS research grants
Bugs and slides at the Glasgow Science Centre
IBMS President receives Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Pathologists
Care Quality Commission publish results of Sherwood Hospitals inspections
IBMS Fellow Dr Ron Cutler tests 'five second rule' for BBC