There will be two Bank Holidays for the majority of our participants during the testing period for 19E4. The closing date has therefore been extended to allow sufficient time for testing and return of results. The new closing date is 29/04/19. In-house testing will also be extended to confirm stability of the samples for the extended exercise period.
Re-registration for the Haematology schemes is now closed. If you have not completed your re-registration we will enroll you automatically. You can login to enter your PO number as usual however you will not be able to make any further changes to your registration. GH Newsletter 2019
Re-registration for the BTLP schemes will be closing on Friday 22nd March. Re-Registration for all BTLP schemes including Pre-Transfusion Testing (PTT), FMH, ABO Titration and all pilot schemes is now closed. If you have not completed your re-registration we will enroll you automatically. You can login to enter your PO number as usual however you will not be able to make any further changes to your registration. BTLP Newsletter 2019
The presentations from the joint meeting held on Tuesday 20th of November 2018 are now available on our website.Presentations
For 2019, up to €5,000 will be awarded to a Haematology laboratory scientist or technologist in training to support a research project,with attendance and presentation at an appropriate international meeting.
Preference will be given to a standardization project.
To submit https://icsh.org/awards-2019/
Applications must be received by 01 May 2019.
This course which includes lectures, microscopy and interpretation of haemoglobin electrophoretic strips and HPLC plots, is suitable for consultants and other career grade post holders in haematology, trainees in haematology and BMS with some previous experience in the field.
60 places - Self-accredit for CPD (7 credits). The cost is £125 including a light lunch and USB. Registration/practical work starts 0830hrs, course finishes 1730hrs.
Course organisers and lecturers: Dr Subarna Chakravorty and Professor B. J. Bain.
Guest lecturer: Ms Joan Henthorn.
Early in August 2018 we were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Mitchell Lewis.
Professor Sam Machin was commissioned earlier in 2018 to pay tribute to Dr Lewis's outstanding contribution to Laboratory Haematology.
This tribute can be read on the ICSH website at the following link:
Joint UK NEQAS (BTLP) and BBTS SIG Annual Meeting:
Tuesday 20 November 2018 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.
Delegate Dinner: Monday 19 November 2018, Windmill Village Hotel
Credited for CPD by the IBMS and the RCPath
Programme: click here
The Biennial Report to Participants can be downloaded in the "Documents" section of this website or by clicking here.
UK NEQAS Microbiology will be organising its Scientific Meeting day on Friday 30 November 2018. The topic this year is: Rapid Diagnoses Matter to us! To see more information and registration details please click here
The new version of the Haematology Participants’ Manual can be downloaded in the "Documents" section of this website.
The new version of the BTLP Participants’ Manual can be downloaded in the "Documents" section of this website.
PDF copies of exercise schedules have been uploaded and can be accessed in our documents section. You can also use our new online schedules list by clicking here Online schedules.
The online schedules page allows you to view all the exercises along with the opening, closing and reporting dates. You will also be able to filter down and view schedules for individual shcemes. Further to this you can view an individualised schedule for your own PRN from that same page as long as you are logged in. To do this click the Login button, login with your PRN,Identity and Password and click the Distribution schedules option from the drop down menu with your initials.
All schedules allow you to export them as PDFs or Excel sheets so you can download and / or print them.
A field notice is available on the UK NEQAS Haematology website giving information on possible alternative suppliers of G6PD assay reagents. This document can be accessed here. Please note that the supply of G6PD screening kits is not affected and these remain available from Trinity Biotech. An updated version of the information on alternative G6PD assay kit suppliers is available (uploaded on 07/07/2017), with additional companies.
We have recently increased our security and because we will now allow you to set your own passwords, we have hashed the passwords in our database which means they are no longer visible to us. Current passwords are now case sensitive and must match exactly to the password originally provided. If you have forgotten your password or now you are unable to log in please use the “Reset my password” facility which is explained in further detail here.