The IBMS enables our profession to deliver safe, high-quality care by setting standards for the profession and supporting biomedical scientists in their practice
IBMS benchmark policies
IBMS benchmark policies support the delivery of safe, efficient laboratory services
Laboratory training approval and clinical standards
Standards for laboratory training and good practice for laboratories delivering IBMS qualifications
For further details on IBMS Laboratory Approval, please visit our dedicated Training Laboratory page
Joint IBMS - Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) guidance
Joint IBMS, British Association for Cytopathology (BAC) and Royal College of Pathologists guidance
Updated guidance addressing changes in the non-gynaecological cytology service model.
United Kingdom Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative (UKTLC)
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.
The 2019 UK Transfusion Laboratories Culture Survey Report can be found here.
Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Reports
The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) collects and analyses anonymised information reported in the UK about serious adverse reactions and events related to blood transfusion and then makes recommendations to improve patient and transfusion safety. The 2019 Annual SHOT Report and Summary can be found here. This page includes additional supplementary data for certain chapters and a link to enable you to download individual chapters if required.
SHOT have also produced a number of resources to support the publication of the report. These include all case studies, figures, key messages and recommendations; safe transfusion checklist and Anti-D aide memoire; paediatric SHOT video and SHOT doodle messages. These can be found here.
Acting as an expert or professional witness
A guidance document for healthcare professionals from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Tissue pathways for diagnostic cytopathology
Royal College of Pathologists