November 2020

My Lab: Comprehensive cancer centre

Biomedical Scientist Team Manager Tahmina Hussain gives a guided tour of her laboratory at The Christie Pathology Partnership in Manchester.

Here to help: IBMS support hub

Tahmina Hussain and Jocelyn Pryce outline the launch of support resources to help members in these challenging times.

Biomedical Scientist magazine wins award

The Biomedical Scientist magazine was victorious in the highly contested best magazine category at an awards ceremony.

New cytology portfolios

Two new cytology portfolios in cervical and diagnostic cytology have been announced.

Biomedical scientists honoured

Two biomedical scientists who are IBMS members were acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year:

Reviewers for newly formed centre

Health Education England’s (HEE) new Centre for Advancing Practice is inviting biomedical scientists to apply to oversee its accreditation process.

Administering medicines consultation

NHS England is consulting on a proposal to enable biomedical scientists to use patient group directions (PGDs) to supply and administer medicines to patients.

IBMS podcast relaunched

The IBMS Biopod has been revamped, renamed and relaunched as IBMSpod.

IBMS President presents to MPs

IBMS President Allan Wilson gave evidence at a COVID-19 hearing to a select committee of MPs and Members of the Lords in October.

Registration portfolios - is the evidence good enough?

Mike Carter, former Scientific Education and Training Manager for Public Health England, gives a nuts-and-bolts guide to completing a portfolio.