Isle of Man

Book for north west AGM

The IBMS North West region AGM is due to take place on the evening of 16 July.

Get involved in Biomedical Science Day

On 19 July the IBMS is encouraging biomedical science staff to promote the vital role they play in healthcare and to showcase their work to patients and the public.

George Fromow

Member awarded MBE

George Fromow was invested by HRH Prince Charles as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Haematology, at Buckingham Palace on 16 November 2017.

Marking a milestone

In honour of its 25 years of promoting Britain’s research and degree programmes in biomedical science, a House of Lords reception was held, sponsored by Lord Rana MBE.

Calender Date

Annual General Meeting

Official notification of the meeting was ped in last month’s issue of The Biomedical Scientist and is also featured on the IBMS website.

IBMS Fellow scoops award for quality

There were over 300 nominations for staff across the trust in a range of different roles.


Awards for NHS compassion Awards

They recognise those individuals, teams and organisations that have made a difference to patient care in the NHS.

500 verifications undertaken

Geoffrey Trew, who was a Chief Biomedical Scientist, based at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, was awarded the IBMS 50 Year Medal in 2016 (pictured) for his continuous service.

Sweet Wormwood

Under the microscope

What is sweet wormwood?

Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, is a common type of wormwood that is native to temperate parts of Asia.

£50bn needed for NHS

The prediction comes in a report from Lord Darzi, which has been supported by Labour and the Lib Dems.

Curing sickle cell disease

They successfully used stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible, thanks to a new protocol.