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ARCS further education day 2023 Roundup
2 minutes read
Author: , Lucy Wood
Posted in: , Meeting Report

The day was delivered in Birmingham and welcomed some familiar speakers with experience and expertise in different areas of further education – including FRCPath, PhD study and the HSST. Around 30 delegates attended in-person, and the presentations were streamed online to allow…

How Can You Help External Quality Assurance?
4 minutes read
Author: , Professor Peter Johnston
Posted in: , Andrology , Embryology , Links outside ARCS

Quality and safety sit hand in hand in improving patients’ experience of healthcare Laboratories play a central role in quality and safety by providing accurate, relevant and timely results on which to base patient diagnosis, treatment and response. Assuring the reliability of…

From Embryologist to HFEA Inspector
3 minutes read
Author: , Dr Karen Campbell
Posted in: , HFEA

My journey in the fertility sector started 19 years ago when I participated in a research project looking at egg freezing techniques for oncology patients. From there, I then went on to do a PhD at Cardiff University researching metabolism in eggs…

Life as a Laboratory Practitioner
2 minutes read
Author: , Catherine Kenny
Posted in: , Andrology , Embryology

I started by studying a BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Birmingham as I knew I was interested in a career in science but was not sure in which area. During this degree I discovered the field of reproductive science…

Lets celebrate Healthcare Science Week 2024!
6 minutes read
Author: , Emily Roxburgh , Isobel Lupton
Posted in: , Andrology , Embryology

Emily Roxburgh, Health Care Scientist in Andrology Hull and East Riding Fertility In a typical week, I perform ~50 semen analyses, these include both NHS GP referrals and private patients and test for either fertility analysis or the presence of sperm following…