Laboratory Transformation and Improvement Program

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A skills development program that empowers laboratory scientists and managers to enhance and improve patient care

The IBMS is pleased to announce a collaboration with Power of Process to launch a new online training course. The 10-hour program builds on traditional knowledge and skills obtained through Lean and Six Sigma while creating a culture of continuous improvement, building laboratory specific business excellence and improving laboratory specific business processes.

The course can be delivered for teams or individuals and can be used to underpin workplace projects. It delivers, in detail, and with worked examples, how to understand laboratory processes, identify problem areas, gather data, use problem analysis tools and data to test different solution scenarios, evaluate improvement and implement project management tools to the improvement process.

There are two course options:

  • Asynchronous - study at your own pace, utilising 10 hours of on-demand videos
  • Cohort - join a cohort group where a facilitated course is run over 8 weeks


For further details, download and view the course prospectus.

Asynchronous - Study at your own pace

IBMS members

The course is discounted for IBMS members who can access it via the IBMS members website. Log into your MyIBMS and visit the Laboratory Transformation and Improvement Program page, this directs to the LabVine website where the course cost is £410.


Non-members can join the course by selecting the link below, this directs to the LabVine website where the course cost is £510. Non-IBMS members will then be invited to become IBMS members free for one year, at a membership grade appropriate to qualifications.

Sign up to access the course>>

Cohort - Join a facilitated cohort

The cohort program will run annually over 8 weeks starting on the 30th January 2023 and will feature weekly facilitated sessions to assist individuals progress with their project. As with the asynchronous program, IBMS members will receive a discount. 

Course enrolment will be available from 24th October – 23rd Dec 2022.

IBMS members

IBMS members will receive a discount through the link on the MyIBMS members page (login required), choose Cohort option at foot of the page. The course cost is £395.

Non-IBMS members

Non-IBMS members can access the course here and will be invited to receive IBMS membership, free for one year, at a membership grade appropriate to qualifications. The course cost is £485.

Register for non-IBMS member here>>


Organisations wishing to arrange a cohort within their own networks should contact the IBMS, Donna Torrance,