UK NEQAS Haematology 2019-20 re-registration

Re-Registration process is now open. You will shortly receive an email with instructions on what you need to do to renew your membership for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Please get in touch if you have any problems with the re-registration process.

Joint UK NEQAS (BTLP) and BBTS SIG Annual Meeting – Presentations available

The presentations from the joint meeting held on Tuesday 20th of November 2018 are now available on our website, in the Presentations section of our Document page which can be found here.

UK NEQAS Blood Transfusion Laboratory Practice 2019-20 re-registration

Re-Registration for all BTLP schemes including Pre-Transfusion Testing (PTT), FMH, ABO Titration and all pilot schemes will open towards the end of February 2019. You will receive an email once the re-registration process opens with instructions on what you need to do to renew membership for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

ICSH and the Carol Briggs Scholarship Committee are pleased to advise that applications for the 2019 Carol Briggs scholarship are now open

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

Applications must be received by 01 Mar 2019.

The St Mary’s One-Day Course in Laboratory Aspects of Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis

Will be held at Hammersmith Hospital on Thursday 28th March 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.

ICSH Tribute to Dr Mitchell Lewis

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

Registration is now closed

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 BTLP 2016-17 Biennial Report to Participants is available

The Biennial Report to Participants can be downloaded in the "Documents" section of this website or by clicking here.

Registration is now open for the Microbiology Division Scientific Meeting - Rapid Diagnoses matter to us!

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

New version of the Haematology Participants’ Manual Issued July 2018 available

The new version of the Haematology Participants’ Manual can be downloaded in the "Documents" section of this website.

New version of the BTLP Participants’ Manual Issued July 2018 available

The new version of the BTLP Participants’ Manual can be downloaded in the "Documents" section of this website.


UK NEQAS Schedules for 2018/19

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.

Suppliers of G6PD assay reagents 06/07/2017 UPDATE

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.

Password update

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.