Emergency and disaster situations

Warren Johns is one of the authors of the WHO book: Health laboratory facilities in emergency and disaster situations. He talks about his experiences, followed by a review of the book by Neil Bentley OBE from the National Infection Services.

Sustainable pathology

With climate change and sustainability becoming a significant focal point for any sector, it’s hard to ignore healthcare’s need for transformation, argues Specialist Biomedical Scientist Carmen Holmberg.

Here to Help: Education and training standards

Now that September is here, Jocelyn Pryce, Deputy Head of Education at the IBMS, gives an update.

Dolly the manmade sheep

In an exclusive interview, Sir Ian Wilmut discusses genetic engineering, his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis and, of course, the most famous sheep in the world.

My Lab: Microbiology’s one-stop-shop

Daniel Weiand, Consultant Microbiologist and Educational Lead, gives a guided tour of his laboratory in Newcastle.

Engaging with stem

Hayley Pincott, an Associate Practitioner in oral pathology and microbiology, and Siobhan Taylor, a Clinical Scientist in histology, look at how to raise the profile of the profession.

Obituary: former IBMS President Eric James Cloke

Eric James Cloke, known by all as “Jim”, was the President of the Institute from 1988 to 1991. 

September journal-based learning exercises

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Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation: A review of the issues and the Government response to the consultation

A rethink on healthcare regulation, and the regulators themselves, has been long in the pipeline. After the Government consultation of early 2018, the Government’s response has now been published. IBMS Deputy Chief Executive Sarah May responds.

Laboratory errors in transfusion

Jenny Berryman and Paula Bolton-Maggs from the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme explain their latest annual report.

Advanced healthcare science careers within microbiology

Deputy Laboratory Manager Francis Yongblah looks at future opportunities from the perspective of a senior biomedical scientist working to advance their role.