IBMS Scottish Quality Management Discussion Group Conference

Last updated: 4th November 2022

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09.30 – 10.00am  Coffee & Registration

10.00 – 10.05am  Introduction (Who we are, what we stand for)


10.05 – 10.10am  Quality Award Presentations


10.10 – 11.00am  New ISO 15189 Standard (John Ringrow)

11.00 – 11.15am  Coffee


11.15 – 12.00pm  BIVDA – Role, CE/UKCA regulatory systems, EU situation with  

                            IVDR,impact on UK tests. (Ashleigh Batchen)


12.00 – 12.45pm  Quality impacts of a LIMS change (Scott Douglas)


12.45 – 13.45pm  Lunch

13.45 –  14.30pm Controlling Quality of Testing Systems: "Periodically reviewing

                            your repertoire, doing what your users need, not necessarily what

                            you are told (Stephen MacDonald)


14.30 – 15.15pm  Root Cause Analysis (Furat Alattili)


15.15 – 15.45pm  Q&A?


16.00pm              CLOSE


John Ringrow (UKAS)







John joined CPA (UK) Ltd as a full time Regional Assessor in January 2006. CPA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and since June 2013 he was an Assessment Manager (AM) with UKAS and from November 2014, promoted to Senior Assessment Manager.  John manages other AMs and is active in various projects, including training in ISO 15189:2012 and ISO 22870:2016 and training for new AMs. He also leads on promoting, marketing and communications for the Healthcare Section.


Ashleigh Batchen (BIVDA)




Ashleigh is Regulatory Affairs Manager at BIVDA where she supports member organisations with regulatory advice for IVDs and feeds into key discussions with stakeholders. Prior to joining BIVDA, Ashleigh held roles at MHRA working on policy, post-market requirements and compliance of medical devices and IVDs. She also sits on various Expert Advisory Groups relating to diagnostics regulation.


Scott Douglas



I worked in NHS GG&C eHealth for over 20 years. A large proportion of my time in the NHS has involved working with Diagnostics services in various roles, ranging from Desktop Support to Service Delivery Manager & Programme Manager. For the past 3 years, I have been the Programme Manager for the LIMS procurement programme & I’m now the Programme Manager for the implementation programme.


Stephen MacDonald





I am a Principal Clinical Scientist in the field of Specialist Haemostasis working at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. My interests are in diagnosis of thrombotic & bleeding disorders, anticoagulation & statistical assessment of laboratory assay performance & clinical trials. I am especially interested in the determination of the uncertainty of measurement in Specialist Haemostasis assays & in developing models to best describe their performance.


Furat Alattili




My background was Microbiology & Virology then Histocompatability & Immunogenetics (H&I), followed by Molecular Biology then Compliance Officer for the Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) in Edinburgh & South East of Scotland.

Currently I am the CT Clinical Governance Manager with the director of Healthcare Science in NSS with an emphasis on Quality Improvement & effective Clinical Governance.



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See you there

for a fun-filled, educational meeting! 


Kind regards
Pamela Craig

(Secretary, SQMDG)