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This section of our website is dedicated to Education & Training resources, to provide our participants with the additional information and knowledge to get the most out of our services. This section will be a continually expanding source of documentation, instructional videos and interactive tools. Below you can also find out information about our upcoming face to face workshops.
A two day meeting in the form of scientific seminars, management seminars and EQA workshops are organised annually with additional ad hoc workshops. The annual meetings include current hot topics within Laboratory Medicine and provide participants the opportunity to exchange views, to question the organisers and to discuss problems and strategies. Meetings are approved for CPD by both the IBMS and RCPath. The EQA workshops cover statistical analysis, interpretation of EQA and problem solving through interactive case studies. More information about this year’s annual conference can be found here.
A number of POCT Training days are held throughout the year. The sessions provide essential tools for both point of care coordinators and users to provide a Quality and safe service.
POCT testing is often undertaken by non-laboratory trained personnel, mostly by nurses at the forefront of patient care. Weqas POCT training packages ensure nurses are confident, knowledgeable and competent in the delivery of point of care services. Their use should be supported by an appropriate management framework in partnership with an accredited pathology laboratory.
Throughout the year Weqas also host small group EQA Workshops on both Laboratory and PoCT programmes. These are aimed at delivering face-to-face training sessions where you or your colleagues can gain a better understanding of report interpretation and are an excellent opportunity to troubleshoot and discuss any issues you may have. Please click below to find your nearest EQA Workshop.