July 2023

CT scans for predicting heart disease risk

CT scans are better at predicting a middle-aged person’s risk for a heart disease than genetics, according to a new US study.

Point-of-care testing

IBMS Chief Executive David Wells says diagnostic testing is the expert domain of our members, whatever the setting.

My lab: The foodborne pathogens reference service

Healthcare Scientist Sacha Bhuchar gives a guided tour of the Foodborne Pathogens Reference Service at UKHSA Colindale in London.

Here to help: Get involved in #IBMSchat

IBMS Communications Officer Ayesha Pindoria highlights the recent changes to #IBMSChat and how members can get involved and choose topics of discussion.

Pathology quality managers: who are they?

Cellular Pathology Quality Section Manager Leslie Ramos gives a quick guide to what the role involves.

The power of storytelling

Healthcare activist, speaker and author Sue Robins explains why patient stories are so powerful and the impact they can have on both patients and healthcare staff.

The monoclonal gammopathy lab tool

Mairi Whiston, Early Diagnosis Senior Projects Officer at Myeloma UK, outlines a new tool to help laboratories with myeloma testing practices.

Clinical engagement changing needs and ISO 15189:2022

Lead Biomedical Scientist and Laboratory and Quality Manager Hannah Keyser answers questions on clinical engagement.

The vital role of biomedical scientists

Highlighting and discussing the amazing work in the sector and working to influence the decision-makers in politics.

Biomedical Science Day

We look back at the annual day to promote the profession, raise awareness among healthcare colleagues and the public and celebrate the amazing work in the sector.

The rise of point-of-care testing

Following the release of national point-of-care testing guidance, we look at the rapidly expanding sector and the vital involvement of biomedical scientists.