Appointment of New Scheme Director


With effect from Monday 19th November 2018, Mr Liam Whitby will be taking over the position of Director of UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping. This follows the retirement of the previous post holder Professor David Barnett. Liam will already be well known to our participants having worked at UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping for over 20 years.  He has significant experience in the provision of external quality assessment and is looking forward to the opportunity to develop the programmes offered by this centre to ensure they continue to meet the requirements of all participating laboratories.


Laboratory Diagnosis of Haematological Malignancies 2018

This meeting, taking place on  Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 1 America Square in London, is for laboratory staff and clinicians in the fields of flow cytometry, cytogenetic and molecular biology looking to obtain more accurate and reliable results. This meeting will consist of a number of informative, educational talks full of information to take back to the workplace as well as an exhibition of leading companies in the field.


Please see the flyer attached below for more information.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Haematological Malignancies 2018 Flyer
Lab Diagnosis Flyer 2018 2.pdf
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Royal Microscopial Society Flow Cytometry Course 2018

This course is aimed at both life science and clinical science fields, with the common fundamentals covered on day 1 and 2. The course then splits into life science and clinical orientated modules, from practical demonstrations to lectures highlighting not just the applications, but best practise as well.  Registration and further information may be found at the following link:


Please note this course is an IBMS CPD listed activity.

Changes to Low Level Leucocyte Enumeration Programme


As part of our continued commitment to meet the requirements of our participants, please note that from 1st April 2018 we will be amending the number of planned distributions from 9 to 6 per annum. This change is in accordance with participant feedback.


The annual programme costs will be reduced in accordance with the lower number of distributions.


Please refer to the 2018/19 trial schedule for planned distribution dates.

UK NEQAS LI New Programme Information 2018/2019

Please find below Programme Information flyers for current and upcoming programmes.


Contact for more information.

UK NEQAS LI Full Programme List
Full Programme List 2018 19.pdf
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UK NEQAS LI Upcoming Programmes 2018/19
Coming Soon 2018 19.pdf
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Cellular Blood Component Quality Monitoring EQA

If you are a participant in our Low Level Leucocyte programme, you may also be interested in the complementary Blood Component Monitoring EQA scheme, assessing red cell (RBC) and platelet (PLT) parameters, run by UK NEQAS Haematology.


For more information, please see below.

Cellular Blood Component Quality Monitoring EQA Flyer
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UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping (UK NEQAS LI) now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account. We will be posting important messages to these accounts relating to our schemes so please like or follow us, respectively.


We hope that these feeds will act as a useful eductational resource for participants and collaborators alike, collating interesting papers, conference info, videos and news stories in haemato-oncology. As we develop our online presence we hope to publish some of our own educational content. If you have any feedback or ideas as to content you would like us to include, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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