POCT Governance and Quality Event

A range of presentations covering the key aspects of governance and quality in the POCT domain. Speakers are experienced in developing effective governance structures, monitoring KPIs and QIs, to ensure safety throughout the elements of the service provided. The event will be an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues, discuss best practice and share solutions to the significant problems faced by POCT users.

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5th March 2019
Venue: Hilton Reading
  • Implementing an Effective POCT Governance Structure
  • Setting Up a Multi-disciplinary POCT Governance Group
  • Designing a Deliverable POCT Policy
  • POCT within a Robust Pathology Quality Management System
  • Non-conformance and Root Cause Analysis
  • Setting Objectives and Monitoring KPIs and Quality Indicators
  • Delivering a POCT Training and Competency Programme
  • Validation and Verification of POCT Devices
  • Communication and User Engagement
  • Assessment of Clinical Effectiveness vs Cost Effectiveness of POCT solutions
  • Implementation of New Services
  • Maximising Connectivity Solutions for Continual Service Improvement


The main learning outcome for the day will be understanding the governance structure required to deliver an effective service. Experience will be shared by experts in the field who have set up and continue to monitor the performance of POCT services, whilst designing KPIs and quality indicators that will drive continual improvement by highlighting where non-conformance with set standards is identified.

Tips on user engagement and efficient use of resources will give delegates fresh ideas on how to deliver quality in a resource challenged organisation such as the NHS.

Using tools such as connectivity solutions to support the delivery of the service is essential and guidance will be given on who to involve and engage with at organisation level to move POCT quality and safety up the risk agenda.

It is expected that delegates would be able to return to their workplace and conduct a gap analysis of their service to identify the highest risks and devise a plan of action to mitigate those risks.

All advice will be given with ISO 22870:2016 and all applicable ISO 15189:2012 elements in mind.

Event contact details

Tony Cambridge Event website


Hilton Reading Drake Way Reading RG2 0GQ