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NZIMLS 'Workforce Crisis' Document Delivery To Minister Of Health Plus Associates

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:27 pm | NZIMLS

The New Zealand institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) has advised the Minister of Health that our intention is to hand deliver to parliament steps, Beehive on Thursday 12th May at 1.15pm a full and comprehensive review of the very real crisis ... More >>

The Silent Pandemic Called Inaction

Monday, 25 April 2022, 6:04 pm | NZIMLS

By Terry Taylor, New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) President Since the start of the pandemic there has been one consistent message coming from our parliamentary representatives. The government blaming the opposition for the ... More >>

The Omicron Journey, A Stark Warning From Inside Out

Friday, 1 April 2022, 5:59 pm | NZIMLS

Terry Taylor, New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) President This is a real time assessment of living and breathing through Omicron. We are constantly told Omicron is a mild illness, nothing to worry about, most people get mild symptoms, ... More >>

Why Should Complex Diagnostic Testing Only Be Performed Within Diagnostic Laboratories?

Sunday, 20 March 2022, 2:29 pm | NZIMLS

The recent announcement that a biotech company is going to place a diagnostic testing instrument in a select group of pharmacies has raised some real concerns from the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS). We have all seen the ... More >>

Do We Need To Start Sending In The CATs (Common-Sense Attitude To Testing) After The RAT’s?

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 1:51 pm | NZIMLS

From the perspective of a professional body that oversees most of the practising medical laboratory workforce, RAT’s have provided a vital stop gap to gain control back in our frontline diagnostic laboratory service. But the question needs to be ... More >>

The Laboratory Fight For The Control Of Omicron

Saturday, 26 February 2022, 2:05 pm | NZIMLS

The past two weeks have seen the most difficult and demanding phase of the two years of the COVID pandemic for our diagnostic laboratory workforce. When Terry Taylor the president of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) ... More >>

COVID PCR Testing Capacity Reaching Crisis Time

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 2:11 pm | NZIMLS

The stresses and strains of the long two-year battle with COVID are coming to a head for the beleaguered laboratory workforce of Aotearoa New Zealand. The PCR testing demand is outstripping our ability to function in a clear and coordinated way due ... More >>

The Science Of Mistakes In A Healthcare Setting. Are We Immune From COVID Testing Errors In Aotearoa New Zealand?

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 7:39 pm | NZIMLS

The recent issue with incorrect COVID PCR result text messages being sent out from SydPath, St. Vincent's Pathology in Sydney raises a valid question. Could this happen in Aotearoa New Zealand? The logical reality is that mistakes can and do happen no ... More >>

So Exactly Who Is Doing Your COVID PCR Testing?

Friday, 10 December 2021, 7:46 am | NZIMLS

Have you ever wondered who the medical experts are that oversee all aspects of your COVID PCR tests in the diagnostic laboratories in Aotearoa New Zealand? These highly qualified registered health professionals are medical laboratory scientists (MLS). ... More >>

The Team Of 4000. The Backroom Of The Weary COVID Testing Response

Monday, 29 November 2021, 9:57 am | NZIMLS

There have been concerns raised over the past few weeks about the turnaround times for COVID PCR tests in our northern diagnostic laboratories. The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) stands firmly behind our beleaguered and weary ... More >>

Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Workforce And Living With COVID

Friday, 15 October 2021, 8:49 am | NZIMLS

The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) would like to clear up some misconceptions that have been raised in the past month about the competence and ability of our diagnostic laboratory scientists working within the diagnostic ... More >>