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Accreditation and feedback

The Haematology department is accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK (CPA UK) in conformance with 'Standards for the Medical Laboratory' incorporating ISO 15189:2012.

Our CPA Accredited Medical Laboratory Reference No: 0862.

The department is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) as a Training Laboratory and all our qualified scientists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Blood Transfusion service conforms with the UK Blood Safety and Quality Regulations and is deemed compliant as such by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Our Stem Cell Therapeutics service is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Committee of ISCT and EBMT (JACIE) and holds an Establishment License issued by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

Quality statement

The laboratory examinations, procedures and reports of test results are compliant with the requirements for quality and competence in medical laboratories according to Clinical Accreditation (CPA) UK and the Department is working towards inspection against the International Standard ISO15189:2012.

The department participates in all appropriate National External Quality Assurance Schemes (NEQAS) where available. Documentation relating to Internal Quality Control and performance in NEQAS are available for scrutiny by users of the service.


The department's service is included in the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine (DLM) User Satisfaction Survey and we provide representatives to attend all DLM Clinical Liaison meetings with service users.

We are always willing to meet with our service users to discuss your needs and issues. If you have any comments on the services that we provide or would like to discuss new services you would wish to see developed please contact the Laboratory Manager or Head of Service by telephone, letter or e-mail.