UK NEQAS for
Interpretive Comments in Microbiology
This UK NEQAS service is for the assessment of clinical advice and patient investigation/management. The service is provided free of charge to individuals working in a laboratory that is a participant of the UK NEQAS for Microbiology EQA schemes. A charge of £60 a year will be made to individuals who are not working in a participating laboratory.
The aims and objectives of the Scheme are purely educational; the professions and regulatory bodies have much thinking to do before this service becomes part of any 'official' oversight of individual performance. It should therefore be viewed as an adjunct to CPD and an important contribution to the clinical governance of laboratory investigations.