Digital Blood Film Morphology for CPD
The Digital Morphology Scheme provides the opportunity for individual practitioners to maintain and develop morphology and interpretive skills for the purpose of continuing professional development (CPD). Participants can register as individuals or a laboratory manager can register a group of staff with their other UK NEQAS Haematology services. Each case comprises a virtual microscope slide, with brief patient history and blood results. 6 cases are offered each year.
PROGRAMME OF ANALYSIS:
Participants examine the large scale, stitched digital slide with the assistance of virtual microscope software, select the relevant morphological features and offer a diagnosis. Each case also includes a small number of follow up questions.
Results are submitted through a secure online account and participants receive immediate feedback via case annotations. Final results and feedback are provided at the close of the case, when participants can add their own reflective comments and download a participation certificate. Participants have access to the cases issued from their point of registration. The scheme is suitable for continuing professional development.
UK NEQAS Haematology is the expert centre within the UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) for all aspects of Haematology diagnostic testing external quality assessment (EQA), with almost 5,000 UK and international registrations and a further 3,000 individual practitioners in our educational morphology programme. UK NEQAS Haematology provides a wide range of EQA services for automated cell counting, blood morphology, haemoglobinopathies and other inherited red cell disorders. Participants may select the combination that fits their laboratory profile, making the Scheme flexible and adaptable to participants’ needs.