UK NEQAS Haematology 24th Annual Participants’ meeting

9 October 2023: Delegate Dinner at York Racecourse, York

10 October 2023: 24th Annual Meeting at York Racecourse, York

Meeting Registration is now open,  Please click here

Click here for more information on the meeting and programme

Poster Session: click here for abstract submission form

Joint UK NEQAS BTLP/BBTS Blood Bank Technology SIG Annual meeting

21 November 2023: Delegate Dinner at York Marriott Hotel, York

22 November 2023: Joint annual meeting at York Racecourse, York

Meeting Registration is now open. Please click here

Click here for the meeting programme

2023 Re-registration

UK NEQAS Haematology

Re-Registration process is now closed for UK NEQAS Haematology.  For queries please contact [email protected]

UK NEQAS Blood Transfusion Laboratory Practice  (BTLP)

Re-Registration process is now closed for UK NEQAS BTLP.  For queries please contact [email protected]

2301ES Survey

Due to a delay with the supply of our ES EQA material we will be distributing the 2301ES survey in April at 23D and not in March as previously planned. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact our UK NEQAS Haematology team via email ([email protected]).

UK NEQAS Newsletter 2023-2024

Please click here for the Haematology Newsletter 2023-2024

Please click here for the BTLP Newsletter 2023-2024


The European Union In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation [Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (EU IVDR)] was implemented on the 26th of May 2022.  A statement of the application of the IVDR to external quality assessment (EQA) services can be found here.

UK NEQAS Schedules for 2023/24

PDF copies of exercise schedules have been uploaded and can be accessed in our documents section. You can also use our 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 schemes. 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.

Changes to scoring for Hb S%

A change has been made to the way the analytical performance score is calculated for the Hb S% parameter.  The analytical performance score is a running score calculated from the deviation index (DI) values from the most recent six specimens for which results have been returned, with the application of a multiplication factor.  The multiplication factor has been reduced from 9 to 8 for Hb S%, effective from 2205AH.  As a result of this change, you may notice a small step-change reduction in your Hb S% performance score.  If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact us on +44 (0)1923 587111 or email [email protected].

UK NEQAS Covid-19 testing EQA

UK NEQAS offers a range of EQA to support Covid-19 diagnostic and monitoring testing. Click here for more information.

Parasitology Teaching Day

For access to UK NEQAS Parasitology website please click here. If you have any questions, please email us here.