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

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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.

Clinical chemistry classics pt 4a: cardiac markers

In the fourth of our series looking at landmark moments in clinical chemistry, Stephen Clarke turns his attention to cardiac markers.

IBMS Congress round-up

In our final coverage of the year for the IBMS Congress 2017, we congratulate the winners of the exhibition awards and the poster competition, while paying thanks to the Birmingham branch.

1.6% – a target set in stone?

Almost two years have passed since Lord Carter’s review on productivity in the NHS called for ambitious budget targets for pathology. Here we look at the progress that has been made since publication and ask if the plans have been a success.

Four decades of tuberculosis

Professor Douglas Young discusses the last 40 years of tuberculosis research, as he hangs up his lab coat for the final time.