Personnel

 

Management

The Weqas management team provide leadership across all areas of the service. Each area has a dedicated senior responsible for overseeing the service in their specific area. Staff are encouraged to gain a thorough understanding of all areas of Weqas services, with individual staff members having specialist knowledge in specific areas over which they have more in depth responsibility.

 

 

AnnetteAnnette Thomas
Director of Weqas and Consultant Clinical Biochemist
Annette has over 30 years experience in Laboratory Medicine, 20 years of which has been as Director of Weqas. Annette is the Clinical Lead for Point of Care Testing (PoCT) at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, represents PoCT in Welsh Government Advisory Committees and is chair of the “All Wales” PoCT Co-ordinators Group.
Annette is a past executive board member of the European Committee for External Quality Assurance Programmes in Laboratory Medicine (EQALM) and is chair of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB) National Audit Committee in the UK and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Committee on Analytical Quality (IFCC C-AQ). She is a member of the ACB Scientific Committee, and a member of the European Federation in Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) Working Group on Performance Specifications for EQAS.

 

Email: annette@weqas.com

 

Francesca Brook 

PA to Director

Email: francesca.brook@wales.nhs.uk

Telephone: 02921 847811

 


DaveDavid Ducroq

Deputy Director, Health and Safety Officer and Head of the Reference Laboratory

 

Principal Clinical Biochemist with a specific role in the management and development of services within the Reference Laboratory.

 

Email: dave@weqas.com

Telephone: 02920 748355

 


SamSamantha Jones

EQA Laboratory Manager, Training Officer

 

Laboratory Manager for Weqas with a specific role in the management and development of EQA services. Lead Training officer for Weqas.

 

 

Email: sam@weqas.com

Telephone: 02920 744301

 


GarethGareth Davies

Clinical Biochemist

 

Clinical Biochemist providing EQA interpretation, support and troubleshooting with a specific responsibility for Research and Development.

 

Email: gareth@weqas.com

Telephone: 02921 841286

 

 

 

 

Wendy Woodfield
IT Manager

 

Responsible for Information Management and Technology.

 

Email: wendy@weqas.com

Telephone 02920 748183

 

Quality

Responsible for the design, implementation and management of the Quality System; to promote Quality within the organisation, and to ensure that the Organisation meets both regulatory and accreditation requirements.

 

Michele Barker
Quality Manager

 

michele@weqas.com

Telephone: 02921 841289

 

Naila Shadi
Quality Lead

 

naila@weqas.com

Telephone: 02920 744544

Business, Sales & Marketing


rebeccaRebecca Davies

Business and Marketing Lead

Rebecca is the lead for national and international Business, Sales and Marketing activities at Weqas.   Rebecca is responsible for overseeing all digital marketing activity and website content management.  She is also responsible for all conferences and events including the annual Weqas conference.

 

 

rebecca@weqas.com

Telephone: 02921 841287

 


FloraFlora Coward

Marketing Executive

 

 

 

 

flora@weqas.com

Telephone: 02921 847810

 

Laboratory EQA Programmes

Linda Davison
EQA Laboratory Programme Manager

 

Senior Biomedical Scientist responsible for the day to day management of Weqas Laboratory EQA programmes.

 

linda@weqas.com

Telephone: 02920 745456

 

 

Weqas Laboratory EQA Services Helpdesk

 

Email: enquiries@weqas.com

Weqas helpdesk:  02920 745406/ 02920 745407

POCT EQA Programmes

Nicky

Nicola Blount
EQA POCT Programme Manager

Senior Biomedical Scientist responsible for the day to day management of Weqas POCT EQA programmes.

 

 

nicola@weqas.com

Telephone: 02920 745464

 

 

Weqas POCT EQA Services Helpdesk

 

Email: weqas.poct@wales.nhs.uk

Weqas helpdesk: 02920 748186/ 02920 747986

Reference Laboratory

David Ducroq
Deputy Director, Health and Safety Officer and Head of the Reference Laboratory

 

Principal Clinical Biochemist with a specific role in the management and development of services within the Reference Laboratory.

 

dave@weqas.com
Telephone: 02920 748355

 

Reference Laboratory enquiries

 

Telephone: 02920 742964
Email: weqas.reflab@wales.nhs.uk

Finance


vandaVanda Elliott

Finance Manager

 

Responsible for all finance and programme enrolment enquiries.

 

 

 

finance@weqas.com
Telephone: 02921 847985

 

 

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