Welcome to UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation
UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is an international External Quality Assessment (EQA) programme offering independent impartial assessment of performance with a comprehensive range of coagulation testing for laboratories and individuals worldwide. UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation programmes are hosted at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Anticoagulant Dosing Exercise January 2016
A report on the anticoagulant dosing exercise released in January 2016 is now complete and available for download. You can access this report by clicking here. A further exercise will be made available at the end of May 2016, and centres will be emailed to invite participation in this next online exercise.
Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17043:2010
UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is pleased to confirm that following completion of the assessment process, accreditation has been granted from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010 with registration as Proficiency Testing Provider No. 7873. A copy of the UKAS Accreditation Certificate is available here and the Schedule of Accreditation is available here.
Meetings to be held in 2016
Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis 2016, the next Annual Scientific and Participants' Meeting, will be held on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University Conference Centre. The Final Programme and Registration Form is available here with further details on the Meetings, Blood Coagulation Diary page of this website.
Meetings held in 2015
Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis 2015 was held on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June 2015 at Sheffield Hallam University. UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation would like to thank all speakers and chairpersons for their invaluable contributions to making the event such a success. Registered delegates from the 2015 meeting may access presentations here and log in using details provided at the meeting.
UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation also held a well attended joint meeting with the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis and Anticoagulation in Practice, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London on 12th and 13th November 2015. Further details can be obtained from the Meetings, Blood Coagulation Diary webpage or here .
Pathology Quality Assurance Review
UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation welcomes publication of the Pathology Quality Assurance Review report; we have made it available to download here and from the 'Links' page of this website. A position statement from UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is available here.
13th October, World Thrombosis Day
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) has confirmed that 13th October each year will be designated as World Thrombosis Day (WTD). UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation is proud to be associated as a partner for this event, chosen as the birthday of Rudolf Virchow, the German physician and pathologist who first coined the term 'thrombosis' and who made crucial advances in our understanding of the condition. Please click here to link to the dedicated website for WTD. ISTH has a number of resources available (WTD Flyer and other materials) here relating to World Thrombosis Day.
Please click on the links below for further information on our services:
Online data entry and reports for the majority of programmes we run can be accessed from the Survey Data Entry System tab on the left. However, for the following programmes/supplementary exercises, please access through the links below.
Lupus anticoagulant testing: please click here to access the data entry pages for this programme
Molecular Genetics of Thrombophilia (FV Leiden) programme: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
Homocysteine programme: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
Genetics of Heritable Bleeding Disorders programme: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
SUPPLEMENTARY exercises December 2015 - FXIII assays
FXIII exercise: Click here to enter your survey results or access reports online.
We are a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited organisation; copies of the ISO 17043:2010 Certificate and Schedule of Accreditation are available for download (see above). Our Quality Policy can be found here.
We are a member of the UK NEQAS organisation, and comply with the UK NEQAS Code of Practice