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Quality assurance

The department has full Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA UK Reference No 0635) for microbiology services.

Quality assurance schemes such as NEQAS, QCMD and IQA help make sure the department's high quality standards are maintained.

An experienced consultant team offers support to clinicians and service users 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The team provides information related to using the service, interpretation of test results and clinical advice on therapy, prophylaxis and immunisations.

Training is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for biomedical scientist specialist training, and by the Royal College of Pathologists for medical training. We also support Manchester Metropolitan University, delivering training in biomedical science and have a long-standing relationship with the University of Manchester for research and development and post-graduate training and supervision.