November 2017

My lab: Heart and lung transplant

Specialist Transfusion Practitioner Michaela Lewin gives a guided tour of her lab at the cardiothoracic hospital in Papworth.

Here to help: Trainee and trainer

Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Head of Registration and Training, discusses the importance of relationships in training.

Journal Based Learning for November

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:

President's Prize winners

President’s prizes Continuing the coverage of winners from around the country

IBMS sponsors award

The IBMS has sponsored an award in the 2018 Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA).

IBMS Fellow scoops award

Adeboye Ifederu, an IBMS Fellow, has won a Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) staff award.

Obituary: Walter Sharp

It is with regret that we announce the death of Walter Sharp, following a brief illness.

IBMS responds to Future of Health report

The IBMS has responded to the findings from a stakeholders’ survey on the future of English health and healthcare.

British Journal of Biomedical Science Issue 4 2017: a synopsis

Issue 4 of our journal was launched in October, so hardcopy will already have landed on your doormats. However, those with access to the website will have had access to the papers for weeks, if not months. Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content in the latest issue.

How to... be a successful quality manager

Fiona R Denham, from Viapath Analytics, gives her top tips on how to be a successful quality manager. 

Milk, saliva and tears

Bodily secretions could be used to power biomedical devices, according to new research.