Congress: this is it!

With Congress 2017 now upon us, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive Sarah May gives a taster of some of the presentations.

40 years of biomedical science degrees

How and why was the first biomedical science degree created? The man behind it, Dr Ray Jones, explains all on this landmark anniversary.

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme collects and analyses anonymised information reported 
in the UK about serious adverse reactions and events (SAE) related to blood transfusion, then makes recommendations to improve patient and transfusion safety.

Analysing dementia risk

A new study maps out the exact percentage risk of developing dementia posed by nine factors. John Windell looks at the methodology behind the mathematics.

My lab: on a rapid path of improvement

Debra Padgett, Pathology Quality Manager at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, gives a guided tour of her labs.

A day in the life of... Nicky Milner

I am a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences and Course Leader for the extended degree programmes in medical science, pharmaceutical science and applied nutritional science at Anglia Ruskin University. I’m also an External Examiner for the IBMS and maintain HCPC registration as a biomedical scientist.

The big question

How do you approach CPD to ensure HCPC compliance?

The wearable device that bites

Martin Mintchev tells Sarah Campbell about the e-mosquito – which has been in development for 10 years and is hoped to help people monitor their type 1 diabetes.

The Big question

How have IBMS qualifications helped your career?

My lab: the core laboratory at the Halo

Simon Rattenbury, Head of Infection Sciences for Health Services Laboratories, gives a guided tour of his labs.

How to… manage a project

How can you ensure a project is delivered on time and on budget? Business and employment writer Peter Crush outlines the issues and argues that communication is key.