I am the Quality Manager for the NHS Mitochondrial Diagnostic Laboratory. I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Scientist by training who moved in to this role from a Genetics background. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, an Associate of the Royal College of Pathologists and an Associate of the Chartered Quality Institute.
I work within the NHS Mitochondrial Diagnostic Laboratory Team to ensure the quality of the results we produce. Part of my role is to maintain the laboratory’s accreditation status with CPA/UKAS (ISO15189:2012). I also maintain the audit schedule, review any incidents when they occur and promote an ethos of continual improvement. Ultimately, I want to ensure that accreditation is the minimum level of quality we strive for to ensure that our users get the right result on the right patient, in a manner that is accurate, timely and properly interpreted.