Stockport Pathology


The Institute of Biomedical Science

The Institute of Biomedical Science is the professional body for Biomedical Scientists (BMS) in all fields of work, including Biomedical Scientists in the National Health Service and related services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Its aims are to promote and develop biomedical science and its practitioners and to establish, improve and maintain professional standards.

The Infectious Diseases - Green Book

The Green Book has the latest on vaccines and vaccination procedures in the UK.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)

The objectives of BASHH are:
  • To promote, encourage and improved the study and practice of the art and science of diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted diseases including all sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual health problems.
  • To advance public health so far as it is affected by sexually transmitted diseases and to promote and encourage the study of the public aspects of sexually transmitted diseases including all sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual health problems.
  • To advance the education of the public in all matters concerning the medical specialty of Genitourinary Medicine (hereinafter referred to as `the Specialty`), to include the management of HIV infections and the broader aspects of sexual health.
  • To promote a high standard in the medical specialty of Genitourinary Medicine to include the management of HIV infections and the broader aspects of sexual health.

Modernising Scientific Careers

The Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) programme was designed to improve and streamline the education and training of the healthcare science workforce. Introduced in 2008, it continues to address some of the historic difficulties that faced the workforce in terms of education and training, skill mix and workforce planning.
The career levels are as follows:
  • Healthcare Science Assistant and Associate

  • Healthcare Science Practitioner

  • Clinical Scientist

  • Consultant Clinical Scientist (comprehensive guidance for the recruitment of this part of the workforce is available in our employer led recruitment section).

You can find out more about the training routes and education and training programmes on the National School of Healthcare Science website.

UKAS - Medical Laboratory Accreditation (ISO 15189)

UKAS provides accreditation to the internationally recognised standard ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – requirements for quality and competence.
UKAS accreditation covers the following disciplines:
  • Clinical Biochemistry – Toxicology – Endocrinology

  • Haematology - Blood Transfusion

  • Microbiology - Virology - Parasitology – Serology - Mycology

  • Histopathology – Cytology - Mortuaries

  • Immunology

  • Genetics

  • Andrology

  • Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics

Medical laboratories can also be accredited as an External Quality Assurance Provider (EQA) to ISO/IEC 17043, Conformity Assessment – General requirements for proficiency testing.

UKAS also accredits organisations which provide point of care testing against ISO 22870 (Point of Care Testing: particular requirements for quality and competence), applied in conjunction with ISO 15189 (Medical Laboratories: particular requirements for quality and competence). This accreditation is an important element in establishing and maintaining confidence in a point of care testing service.

News, clinical tests, and current viruses in circulation.

Lab Tests Online UK
Understanding how, why and when to do clinical tests.

Public Health England
The Health Protection Agency’s role was to provide an integrated approach to protecting UK public health through the provision of support and advice to the NHS, local authorities, emergency services, other Arms Length Bodies, the Department of Health and the others. The HPA became part of Public Health England in 2013.

Stockport Diabetes Service
The Stockport diabetes team is a wide and varied group of people who aim to help patients and their relative or carers. This is undertaken in a multi disciplinary style, we have supplied here contact details for both members of the community and hospital teams who work together.

Johns Hopkins POC-IT Guides
The Johns Hopkins POC-IT Guides are evidence-based clinical decision resources. Trusted content in the ABX, Diabetes, and HIV Guides is easily accessed, promptly applied, and frequently updated.

Stockport Antibiotic Guidelines
Since May 2016 new antibiotics guidelines have been in place, developed by the Antibiotic Stewardship Team. Our guidelines are based on local resistance patterns and include guidance on switching from intravenous to oral antibiotics. Review of all patients on antibiotics by 72hrs is essential.