Governance and Compliance

PURA DIAGNOSTICS is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory, no. 10641 and is Registered with the Care Quality Commission.  For our current ISO 15189:2012 scope of accreditation please refer to the UKAS website.

The dedicated Quality Manager is responsible for coordinating the quality management system for Pura Diagnostics Laboratory Services.   The Quality Managers’ responsibilities include:  

•The organisation and direction of PURA DIAGNOSTICS Quality Management System (QMS), in line with the appropriate regulatory bodies (e.g. CQC and UKAS ISO 15189:2012)

•Review internal quality assurance and external quality assessment

•To ensure sufficient resources are committed to the QMS

•To review audits including turnaround times, training and adverse events

Quality Assurance

PURA DIAGNOSTICS participates in relevant accredited external quality assessments schemes. These schemes and the corresponding disciplines are:

  • Haematology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Routine and Esotric Biochemistry (Blood & Urine)

In addition, our data protection, information security and business security standards demonstrate our commitment to best practice ensuring we maintain rigorous levels of compliance in every area of our work.

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Training and Development

PURA DIAGNOSTICS is committed to the training and development of its staff, all of which undertake a comprehensive induction and training program.

This is complemented by annual competency assessments and mandatory training packages. Assessments of Competence are undertaken to ensure all new members of staff are quickly integrated into the laboratory not only perform safely and competently.

All practicing scientists are registered with the HCPC and are educated to MSc level. All HCPC registered scientists must undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain fitness to practice and as such PURA Diagnostics utilises the Institute of Biomedical Science’s (IBMS) CPD scheme to monitor and achieve this.