How to… ensure effective blood stock management

Clare Denison and Fatts Chowdhury outline the Blood Stocks Management Scheme and explain how it can reduce wastage and save money.

Antimicrobial resistance update

After attending a two-day interactive Heralding Education on Antibiotic Resistance (HEAR) course, Mahrukh Kerawala and Rizalea Echaluse outline the key points.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Here to help: could you be a specialist advisory panel member?

Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, looks at the Institute’s advisory panels and how members can play a crucial role.

The big question: “What do you think 2019 will bring for pathology?”

Three individuals voice their opinions on what they believe the new year will bring for pathology.

Editorial: A wish for Christmas

This year, Sarah May, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive, is asking Santa for recognition for biomedical scientists.

Editorial: Change for Cytology

The dedicated and passionate workforce deserves the care and respect it gives patients.

The Big Question: How could Brexit impact laboratory supply chains and continuity?

Three people voice their opinions on how Brexit could impact laboratory supply chains and continuity.

“The Nutty Professor?”

Professor David Nutt was working for the Labour government when he was forced to resign for his contentious views on drugs. Ten years on, we catch up with him.

Quality thick films for malaria diagnosis

Senior Biomedical Scientist Emma Victory gives practical guidance on how best to make a thick blood film.

How to… use trichrome staining for environmental surveillance of protozoan human parasites

Can trichrome staining be a cost-effective tool? Parasitology PhD student Umar Anjum and colleagues report on a pilot study.