2302BF1/2301DF film – Instruction sheet error

An error has been identified with the instructions for the 2302BF1/2301DF film, which was distributed on 06/03/2023. The error concerns the WBC value for film 2302BF1/2301DF only. The WBC should be 7.7 x109/L.

Participants should submit their 2301DF results referring to this new WBC value. We have extended our closing day until 24th March 2023.  If you have submitted results already, we have reopened your data entry page to allow for re-submission of this survey.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. 

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]).

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 open for UK NEQAS BTLP.  You will receive an email with instructions on what you need to do to renew your membership for the period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.  Please re-register by 24th March 2023.  For queries please contact [email protected]

ICSH Carol Briggs-Smalley Award

The Carol Briggs-Smalley Award seeks applications from Laboratory Scientists on laboratory haematology projects particularly those that are related to standardization in laboratory haematology.  The award is now a contribution of £10,000 and applications should be made directly to the ICSH Awards website.

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 haem@ukneqas.org.uk.

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.