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IBMS guidelines to aid the writing of SOPs on the subject of telephone results
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Information reflecting the guidance given to the verifier and also can be used by trainees and training officers to inform completion of the registration portfolio.
Duties, responsibilities and authority of a pathology training manager and training officer
The purpose of this document is to help clarify the relationship between laboratory workload, and the staff number and skill mix required to manage that workload whilst maintaining quality of service.
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IBMS statement suggesting the minimum criteria for sample identification required by laboratory staff before accepting specimens, including the role of relevant SOPS.
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Guidelines for handling medicolegal specimens and preserving the chain of evidence
Developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Pathologists
Guidelines on the release of specimens and data to the police and other law enforcement agencies
A joint IBMS and Royal College of Pathologists document.
The retention and storage of pathological records and archives
Guidance from The Royal College of Pathologists and the Institute of Biomedical Science.
UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative: Recommended Minimum Standards for Hospital Transfusion Laboratories
Recommendations of the UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative, which have also been sent to all laboratory and service managers.
Guidance on plagiarism
The Institute has produced this guidance specifically to assist candidates when compiling portfolios as part of the assessment process for Institute awarded qualifications but also as a source of general information on plagiarism.
Good Professional Practice for Biomedical Scientists summarises current regulations and guidance relating to laboratory medicine, provides information on generic requirements set by regulation and clarifies how these relate to biomedical science.
Guidance on access to health records for diagnostic staff
The National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care has published guidance Access to Health Records by Diagnostic Staff - Guidance for Patients and Healthcare Professionals.