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National Pathology Week - Julie Edge

National Pathology Week - Julie Edge

Date of release: 6 November 2020

As we continue our focus on National Pathology Week, today we highlight Point Of Care Testing and speak to Julie Edge, Point of Care Testing (POCT) Manager, from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

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What makes your specialism important?

“The Point of Care Testing Department ensures the safety and quality of Point of Care testing, which are tests performed by a healthcare professional outside of the conventional laboratory setting,” said Julie.

“Working in Point of Care Testing varies day to day from troubleshooting equipment, performing audits and tests as well as training staff on how to use the POCT equipment."

Why did you opt to follow a path in Point of Care Testing?

“I opted to work in POCT department due to the variety of work and the fact it covers all Pathology disciplines and is an ever expanding service,” she added.

Why is National Pathology Week important?

“National Pathology week is important as it highlights the work performed in Pathology,” said Julie.

“It allows departments such as POCT to have their profile raised and shows people looking to work in the NHS that there are other areas in Pathology to work in.”

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