Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Services at UHB

Introduction

Clinical Laboratory Services provides a high quality, cost-effective service to the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, GPs and community hospitals mainly within the South Birmingham PCT and is a referral centre for specialist services for other local; national Trusts and international users. It is continually upgrading the test repertoire offered to reflect medical development. The laboratory services currently provided include:

Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Department of Laboratory Haematology (Including Transfusion) Department of Clinical Microbiology (Including Virology) Department of Cellular Pathology
Department of Molecular Pathology

All laboratories are staffed by qualified and experienced medical, scientific and technical personnel.

Quality Management

Clinical Biochemistry; Laboratory Haematology; Blood Bank and Clinical Microbiology laboratories are subject to external accreditation by UKAS against ISO15189.

Each of the laboratory departments runs a comprehensive quality management system, participating in all relevant National Quality Assessment Schemes, and operates a schedule of internal quality audit, corrective action and quality improvement.

The laboratories are recognised for training by the Health and Care Professions Council, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

All work is performed with due care for the health and safety of staff and patients and with proper regard for the environment. The laboratories comply with comprehensive safety procedures and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.

User Satisfaction

As part of our quality management system and to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our users, we are always keen to receive any comments you may have regarding the quality of the service we provide and would welcome any suggestions on ways in which we might be able to improve the service. We also take complaints about our work, staff and levels of service very seriously. If you are not satisfied, please contact the Quality Manager to register a complaint. Details of the complaints procedure will be given to you at this time.

Please feel free to email any of the Quality Team with any suggestions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the individual department representatives.

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Location of Laboratories

Where the laboratories are located and information about the services offered at each laboratory