Guidance on the role of the quality manager

Guidance on the role of the quality manager
2 April 2019
We have recently updated our 'Guidance on the Role of the Quality Manager in Clinical Laboratories'

As the UK professional body for biomedical science the Institute has established guidance on quality management for those responsible for the management and delivery of laboratory services. The Institute believes that quality must be an inherent part of the culture in all laboratories delivering a clinical, diagnostic or reporting service and is not the sole responsibility of a particular individual or grade of staff; quality is the responsibility of all personnel irrespective of grade or seniority. A strong quality culture benefits not just the individual but also the employer and the service user.

The UK health departments have put patient care and safety at the heart of healthcare provision. It is the responsibility of the respective providers and all those involved in the delivery of service and care to deliver safe and high quality patient care. It is the responsibility of the professions themselves to establish those standards of best practice relative to their own service.

The document (link below) contains general updates to reflect changes to service, guidance and standards but this document is specifically about the role of the quality manager and is intended to complement guidance documentation from other sources about requirements of quality management systems. Through this document we are emphasising the role of biomedical scientists and the advantages of a biomedical scientist quality lead.

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