Mauritius central lab: a report

IBMS Past President Allan Wilson reports on a visit to the Central Lab, Victoria Hospital in Candos, Mauritius last September, before his tenure drew to a close.

Degree apprenticeships futureproofing the biomedical science workforce

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Course Leader Ian Davies and graduate Katie Preston reflect upon the first five years of the Healthcare Science Degree Apprenticeship programme at Staffordshire University.

Bite-size morphology

Nicki Lawrence, Principal Biomedical Scientist and Advanced Practitioner, introduces “Bite-Size Morphology” and presents a number of cases.

Laboratory transfusion standards

Transfusion Laboratory Managers Kerry Dowling and Jennifer Davies look at the updated UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative (UKTLC) Standards Role in Improving Transfusion Laboratory Practice.

Recent advances and updates in biomedical science

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard summarises a review paper and looks at planned special issues of the British Journal of Biomedical Science.

How to build a lab?

Senior Biomedical Scientist Alix Costello with a nuts-and-bolts guide to creating a new histology laboratory, with insights into some of the new and exciting apparatus now available for modernised working practices.

The big question: What can we as a profession do to support the NHS?

This month we ask: What can we as a profession  do to support the NHS?

The knife that can detect womb cancer

For the first time, researchers have shown how the iKnife can accurately detect endometrial cancer before treatment decisions are made.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Muneebah Jasat, Trainee Biomedical Scientist and member of the IBMS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, writes about an overlooked issue in the workplace.

We hear you: membership survey

In September last year, we gave every member the chance to feed back into IBMS policies and processes via a member-wide survey. Here we report back on the action being taken by the IBMS.

New year resolutions

After an eventful 12 months, we asked contributors to the magazine what their professional new year resolutions are for 2023. Here’s what they said...