Fixing the workforce

David Eccleston, Head of Modernising Scientific Careers at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, and colleagues outline their programme to secure a more stable workforce. 

Advertorial: A comprehensive menu for anaemia diagnosis

Anaemia is identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a widespread public health problem with major consequences for human health and social and economic development.

Here to help: Research grant applications

Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Head of Education, looks at the ways in which the Institute is supporting member research. 

Changes ahead

Role development, workforce strategies and professional qualifications... Sarah May looks back at 2019 and forward to the New Year. 

My lab: examinations of parasitology

Healthcare Scientist Specialist Agatha Christie Santos Saez gives a guided tour of her UK NEQAS Parasitology laboratory.

Here to help: Higher Specialist Diplomas

The second of two articles in which Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, outlines the latest developments around Higher Specialist Diplomas.

Under the microscope: Full-service restaurants.

This month: Full-service restaurants.

Genetic testing

With the commercialisation of genetic testing now with us, Sarah May looks at the potential and the ethics. 

Aggression is the norm

Society is squinting through a lens of scepticism and looking for ulterior motives, writes the IBMS’ Sarah May. 


Point-of-care solutions for quick detection of influenza

Winter flu outbreaks inevitably see patient numbers increasing in hospital emergency departments every year, leaving many trusts searching for efficient solutions to quickly and accurately diagnose and direct patients with influenza-like symptoms. 

Helping hands: automating liquid handling for improved reproducibility

For today’s fast-paced laboratories, there is a need to operate at a fever pitch, adopting a combination of both low- and highthroughput assays to keep up with the demand – whether an enthusiastic PI, a grant deadline, or the race to publish first.