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Joint Working Group for Quality Assessment in Pathology

Chair: David James

Dr Patrick Twomey (Vice-chair/Chemical Pathology NQAAP Chair)
Professor Tim Reynolds (Immediate Past Chair)
Dr Richard Soutar (Haematology NQAAP Chair)
Dr Tony Elston (Microbiology NQAAP Chair)
Dr Mark Gompels (Immunology NQAAP Chair)
Dr Jonathan Waters (Genetics NQAAP Chair)
Dr Bryan Woodward (Reproductive Science NQAAP Chair)
Dr David Hughes (Cellular Pathology NQAAP Chair)
Dr Rowena Clayton (National Screening Committee
Ms Lorraine Turner (UKAS)
Mr Ben Courtney(UKAS)
Dr David Ricketts (IBMS)

The Joint Working Group for Quality Assessment in Pathology is a multidisciplinary group accountable to the College for the oversight of performance in external quality assessment (EQA) schemes and monitoring of the EQA performance of clinical laboratories in the UK. This is achieved via discipline specific panels which report to the Joint Working Group. In turn, the Joint Working Group will work with failing laboratories but is also bound to report persistent poor performance to the Care Quality Commission.

Member details
Terms of reference
Conditions of EQA Scheme Participation
Annual Reports

National Quality Assessment Advisory Panels

Microbiology Panel
Haematology Panel
Chemical Pathology Panel
Cellular Pathology Panel
Genetics Panel
Immunology Panel
Reproductive Sciences Panel


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