Laboratory testing suspension in Wolverhampton

IBMS response to COVID-19 laboratory testing suspension in Wolverhampton: We must assure the same quality of testing and competence of staff as pathology laboratories in the NHS and private healthcare sector.

As the professional body for biomedical science, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) expects any workforce undertaking diagnostic testing for COVID-19 to meet the same minimum requirements as any other medical laboratory workforce that is involved in diagnostic testing.

Our members’ established services have some of the highest quality testing programmes in the world. This has been achieved through the implementation of stringent training and registration processes for staff and robust quality management systems for testing – both of which have proven to provide high-quality and safe services for patients.

The mass testing centres set up during the pandemic must assure the same quality of testing and competence of staff as pathology laboratories in the NHS and private healthcare sector.

Additional resources

IBMS position statement РThe need for registered staff and accreditation in COVID-19 testing laboratories 

For further information and interview requests please contact Head of Communications Dan Nimmo on 07729 970323 or [email protected]

With over 19,000 members in 73 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of

biomedical science.

For over 100 years we have been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and to providing the highest

standards of service to patients and the public.

By supporting our members in their practice we set quality standards for the profession through: training, education, assessments, examinations and continuous professional development. We offer research grants to members to advance biomedical science, supporting their original research into scientific developments.

Our publications and training events ensure our members are kept up to date on the latest scientific developments and news.

Through public relations and marketing campaigns, we raise awareness of the vital role biomedical science plays in healthcare and promote career opportunities in the profession.

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