Maintain and Extend Accreditation

John Ringrow and Al Bryant follow on from their December 2017 article on approaching UKAS assessments with a feature on maintaining and extending your scope of accreditation post-grant.

How to… deliver innovation

Uthman Adesina and Bala Sirigireddy have been selected for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme. Uthman talks through the process, while Bala gives his top tips for success.

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March 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:

Communication is fundamental

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

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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.

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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.


Reflecting on CPD

How far has Continuing Professional Development (CPD) come in the last 25 years? Alan Wainwright from the IBMS looks to the past. 


How to... become a STEM ambassador

Natalie Clerke, from the National STEM Learning Network, explains how to become a STEM Ambassador and why it is an important role.

Here to help: questions raised

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, discusses issues around the laboratory approval process.

The importance of non-technical skills

Dawn Alderson, a Functional Manager in Training and Education, draws lessons from the aviation industry to argue that non-technical skills are vital for laboratories.