Editorial: Change is needed

Opportunities to be creative with resources have been ignored for too long.

My lab: Braving the weather

Valerie Bocker, Specialist Biomedical Scientist from NHS Lothian, writes about the dedication of laboratory staff when snow struck.

Verifiers and examiners

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, looks at the number of verifiers and examiners who are active.

April Journal-based learning

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at:

Experiential route to Fellowship

Following the IBMS’s creation of a new Experiential Route to Fellowship last year, we speak with three new Fellows who have all successfully applied this way.

Diversity and inclusion

Lynda Rigby, IBMS Executive Head of Marketing and Membership, on how the Institute has been working with the Science Council to benchmark its performance on diversity and inclusion.

How to... publish your work in The Biomedical Scientist

Would you like to see your work on the pages of the IBMS’ magazine? Here are some tips and guidance to help you get published.

Communication is fundamental

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, outlines how vital good communication can be. 

IBMS certificate of competence by equivalence

Alan Wainwright of the IBMS on the equivalence route through which practitioners can apply for HCPC registration as biomedical scientists.

February 2018 Journal-based learning

Below is a link to the journal-based learning (JBL) exercises for February 2018. You may complete as many JBL exercises as you wish and you are not restricted by specialty.

Reviewing CPD activity

Christian Burt from the IBMS gives an overview of the annual CPD review for Chartered Scientist Registrants.