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BIVDA Launches new Learning Management System (LMS)

  You will have access to training on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), the BIVDA Code of Conduct, Sustainability and additional online learning courses. An LMS can provide numerous benefits which include; access to engaging content. Increased flexibility, with members being able to learn at their own pace. Improved accessibility, as members can access the LMS from any device and…
Natalie Creaney
December 8, 2023
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Come and join our BIVDA team as Head of Membership Engagement

  Salary £45,000 plus generous commission Job description  Introduction The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association represents and advocates for the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) industry in the UK.  We are seeking a Head of Membership Engagement to join us to support our nearly 250 members and to lead business development activities to attract new members. Who we are BIVDA are…
Natalie Creaney
December 8, 2023
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Regulatory Affairs Working Party Meeting & Christmas Lunch 2023

  Each year, BIVDA organises a Christmas lunch for members of the Regulatory Affairs Working Party, as well as a charity appeal. This year's charity is Starlight, a national children's charity that supports children with serious illnesses by providing health play services and events. This year they are asking donors to ‘Sponsor a star’ on Oxford Street  ‘to make a…
Natalie Creaney
December 1, 2023
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Happy Diwali 2023

  What is Diwali and how is it celebrated? For many people this five-day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. It celebrates the triumph of goodness, light and prosperity. Lamps are lit and windows and doors are left open to help Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes. Diwali is traditionally a time for redecorating the home, buying new clothes…
Natalie Creaney
November 10, 2023
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BIVDA Welcomes Helen Dent as Interim CEO

We are delighted to welcome Helen Dent as our new Interim Chief Executive Officer. Helen's appointment comes as outgoing CEO Doris-Ann Williams retires from her role. Helen, who has been an integral part of the BIVDA family for over three years as our Chief Operating Officer, brings with her over two decades of industry expertise to the role. Her professional…
Natalie Creaney
September 25, 2023
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REMINDER: Near Patient Testing Working Party – 25 October 2023 (IN PERSON)

    The NPT working party meeting will be held on Wednesday 25th October at 10.30am at the Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN. This will be a panel and audience discussion on “The Future of Point of Care Diagnostics in Community Pharmacy”. The event will be chaired by Trevor Gore and our panellists include Joanna…
Natalie Creaney
September 22, 2023
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IBMS Congress 2023

We are very much looking forward to seeing members during next week’s Congress with it providing an opportunity for us to see you in action and meet up with old and new colleagues. We know some of you have moved companies or changed roles and this will be a chance for you to come and speak to us about anything…
Natalie Creaney
September 22, 2023
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Health Secretary confirms 8 New Community Diagnostic Centres

  The new Community Diagnostic Centres will help cut waiting lists and provide more than 742,000 extra checks, tests, and scans once they are fully operational, according to government estimates.  The new CDCs expected this year include:  Scarborough Gateway which will deliver an extra 91,000 checks a year;  Scarborough (Ripon) which will deliver an extra 27,000 checks a year;  Oldham…
Natalie Creaney
July 14, 2023
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The EU’s PFAS regulation – and what it means for our industry

  It’s claimed that this would be a major climbdown from the EC’s plans to ban up to 12,000 hazardous substances under REACH regulation. Many of these are so-called "forever chemicals" or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which can build up in nature and human bodies and can cause a variety of illnesses. The alleged watering down of the regulation…
Natalie Creaney
July 14, 2023
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Pubic Contracts Scotland

Public Contracts Scotland Climate XChange is conducting a research project to look at how public bodies can improve the way they measure and target emissions reduction relating to the goods, services and works they procure. This includes exploring tools and methodologies that are being used by suppliers and public bodies, including considerations around ensuring no one has a disproportionate burden…
Natalie Creaney
July 14, 2023