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Coru: Council and Registration Boards Updates

Attached please find the most up to date newsletter from CORU.

National Laboratory Handbook: Vol 1; May 2016

Attached National Laboratory Handbook published in May 2016

THINK Before you print this 70+ page document

Internal Quality Control Survey – Results and Recommendations

The Joint Working Group on Irish Laboratory Accreditation (JWG ILA) have produced the findings from the IQC Survey, attached please find results and recommendations.

Haematology Advisory Body News Update

The Academy Haematology Advisory Body is working on a draft for a national guideline regarding validation and verification of automated haematology analyzers. Please email/ contact us with any suggestions and/or enquires.


BCSH Guidelines - Blood Transfusion Updated

BSCH guidelines relating to Blood Transfusion have recently been published:

• Blood grouping and antibody testing in pregnancy
• Transfusion for foetuses, neonates and older children
• Addendum to BCSH Guidelines for the use of fresh frozen plasma, cyoprecipitate and cryosupernatant

The guidelines can be downloaded from the BCSH website at

Kind regards

CLP Statement - 15th July 2016

Attached please find statement in relation to the CLP Programme and CORU requirements to practice as a Medical Scientist.

Parasitology Workshop - Cork Institute of Technology

Parasitology Workshop - Cork Institute of Technology May 2016

Parasitology workshop presented at Cork Institute of Technology on 7th May 2016.

This workshop was organised by Dr Norma Reidy chairperson of the Haematology Advisory body with The Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine in association with Professor Mary Cahill and The National Specialist Training Scheme for Haematology Registrars in Ireland.

Journal Club Activities - How to gain points

The journal club editor will have an attendance sheet available at your event, as attendees are leaving a journal club they sign out with their signature. The editor then draws a line across any empty signature boxes so that no other names can be added and uploads the proof of attendance to a shared drive in your department.

Attendees can then access this sheet and upload it to their CPD profile as proof of attendance at that particular event. There is no password and no expiry date.

BioMedica 2016 - Transfusion and Transplantation Presentations

Permission has been granted by the speakers to upload the attached presentations from BioMedica 2016. They should not be copied, reproduced or presented without prior permission of the authors.

BioMedica 2016 - President's Prize Competition - Presentations

Congratulations to Caoimhe Lynch, Cork Institute of Technology - Winner of the President's Prize Competition

Permission has been granted by the speaker to upload the attached presentation from BioMedica 2016. They should not be copied, reproduced or presented without prior permission of the authors.