IBMS Awards open for entries

The inaugural Institute of Biomedical Science Awards are open for entries.

IBMS accredited degrees abroad: Kuala Lumpur

IBMS Executive Head of Education Sue Jones and IBMS President Elect Joanna Andrew visited Malaysia to review biomedical science degree programmes, talk with students, and meet some of the country’s IBMS Accredited education providers.

Human factors in the change process: a shared journey

Jonny Flanagan, Programme Manager for the Trust Innovation Group at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, discusses change culture within organisations.

Gender: let’s talk about sex

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science Alex Liversidge looks at gender and sex in relation to the health service and biomedical science.

Working conditions in transfusion laboratories a snapshot

Nikki Swarbrick, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, talks through the key findings from a survey of UK transfusion laboratories.

Case study incidental finding of follicular lymphoma

Michelle Bolam, Healthcare Science Section Lead in Haematology and Haemostasis at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, presents a case study.

Enabling the mRNA COVID vaccine

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Transforming histopathology

Following a complete overhaul, one lab is on track to hit the 98% target for 10-day turnaround times by 2025. Quality, Training and Transformation Manager Paul Chenery talks through the ambitious journey.

Improving transfusion safety: serious hazards of transfusion report

A look at the key findings and recommendations from the recent Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) annual report.

World Alzheimer’s month

Laboratory Manager Francis Yongblah talks through his personal experiences supporting service users with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia: a review

Shahid Muhammad, a Chartered Scientist and academic at Coventry University, looks at the issues in relation to transfusion medicine.