Hospital and University celebrate Biomedical Science Day - The Worcester Observer

Hospital and University celebrate Biomedical Science Day

Holly Clement 13th Jun, 2024   0

STUDENTS from the University of Worcester and staff from Wye Valley NhS Trust celebrated Biomedical Science Day on June, 6.

The team held an awareness stand at Hereford County Hospital and invited workers and students to join tours of the laboratory facilities.

Biomedical Science Day is a national event organised by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the UK’s professional body for biomedical scientists and laboratory staff.

It is aimed to educate people and empower patients by celebrating the practices and professions.

Biomedical scientists process samples, develop new tests and research and more.

Andrea Johnson, cellular pathology manager and interim microbiology manager at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “Biomedical Science Day is an excellent opportunity for us to strengthen relationships with our colleagues, patients, and the wider public.

“70 per cent of diagnoses in the NHS are based on pathology results provided by laboratory services.

“By sharing information on our services we are aiming to help people understand the vital role of biomedical science in healthcare.”

She added that the students handle 3.2million diagnostic tests each year to help provide an earlier diagnostic.

 Joanna Andrew, President of the Institute of Biomedical Science, said: “This year’s Biomedical Science Day is particularly exciting as the IBMS will be launching a report on the role of biomedical scientists in the bowel cancer pathway.

“The findings highlight how early interventions by our members lead to significantly better outcomes for patients, showcasing the crucial impact of our work in healthcare systems.”

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