UK NEQAS For Blood Coagulation consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.
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Professor Isobel Walker has been Director of UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation since February 2005, previously holding posts as Consultant Haematologist, Head of Department of Haematology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Co-Director of the West of Scotland Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre and Honorary Professor of Perinatal Haematology, Glasgow University. She is a past President of the British Society for Haematology and Chair of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology.
Manager & Deputy Director
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Tim Woods has been Manager of UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation since 1988, having relocated the programmes in November 1993 from the Haemophilia Centre, Royal Free Hospital in London to their current location at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. He has been a member of the UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation Steering Committee since 1989, acting as Secretary from 1996 to 2002 and until recently was Vice-President of the UK NEQAS Executive Committee. Prior to joining UK NEQAS, he held senior Biomedical Scientist posts in haematology departments at teaching hospitals in London, and also in Western Australia and Southern Africa.
Scientific Programme Manager & Deputy Scheme Manager
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Ian Jennings joined UK NEQAS BC from Cambridge in 1993 as Deputy Scheme Manager, he is also a member of the IBMS Scientific Advisory Panel for Haematology and Deputy Chief Examiner in Haematology for the Institute, and a member of the BCSH Haemostasis and Thrombosis Task Force. He completed his doctorate in 2005 on Diagnostic Errors in Thrombophilia Screening. His responsibilities include troubleshooting for laboratories with performance problems.
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Dr Steve Kitchen is currently the Scientific Director of the UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation with an additional scientific role in the WHO and World Federation of Haemophilia EQA programmes. He is the head scientist at the Sheffield Haemostasis and Thrombosis Centre. He has more than 25 years experience in the field of laboratory testing in haemostasis with a long standing interest in standardisation and is active within the Science and Standardisation Committee of the ISTH. He has been involved in drawing up guidelined for a number of National and International bodies in the field.
Point of Care Co-ordinator
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Dianne Kitchen has over 30 years experience in NHS laboratories and joined the UK NEQAS Blood Coagulation team in 1999. She is the specialist scientific lead for the Point of Care/Near Patient Testing (POCT/NPT) section. This involves giving regular presentations on PCT/NPT for INR monitoring and also developing new programmes as more devices come onto the market.
Shelene Munroe-Peart joined UK NEQAS BC as a Biomedical Scientist in 2006. She supports the Scientific Programme Manager and the Point of Care Specialist Scientific Lead in all aspects of the scheme and as Quality Manager is also responsible for Quality Management and Internal Audit within the Centre.
Lilia Brown joined UK NEQAS BC as a Biomedical Scientist in 2015, supporting the Scientific Programme Manager and the Point of Care Specialist Scientific Lead in all aspects of the programmes.
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Peter Brown is Deputy Laboratory Manager and IT Systems Manager in Coagulation at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, looking after IT infrastructure and maintaining websites for the programmes.
PA to the Managers
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Jo Foster joined UK NEQAS BC in 2011 and was subsequently appointed Personal Assistant to the Manager and Scientific Programme/Deputy Manager. Jo is responsible for the administrative section of UK NEQAS BC programmes and the day to day management, registration and maintenance of UK participants in NEQAS BC EQA programmes.
PA to the Directors
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Sue Lamb has worked for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Haematology Department since 1986 and joined the UK NEQAS Blood Coagulation team in 2000. She is the Personal Assistant to Professor Isobel Walker and Dr Steve Kitchen, the Director and Scientific Director of UK NEQAS Blood Coagulation and is also responsible for the organisation and adminitration of records for UK NEQAS Blood Coagulation participants outside of the UK.
Medical Laboratory Assistant
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Samuel Asif joined the UK NEQAS BC team in 2005. His responsibilities include data entry of results for all survey distributions, maintenance of participant method details and preparation of samples for repeat testing.
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Jennie Ogden joined UK NEQAS BC in 2010 and is Clerical Officer for the programmes. Jennie maintains UK NEQAS BC participant records, prepares documentation and processes received results for programme surveys.
Assistant Clerical Officer
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Sharon Burdett joined UK NEQAS BC in 2013 and is assistant Clerical Officer for the programmes. Sharon maintains UK NEQAS BC participant records, prepares documentation and processes, is responsible for the international survey distributions, and is frequently first point of contact for callers to the centre.
Assistant Clerical Officer
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Christie Mather joined UK NEQAS BC in 2015 and is assistant Clerical Officer for the programmes. Christie maintains UK NEQAS BC participant records, prepares documentation and processes received results for programme surveys.