Mr Ian Smith
Based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford my role can best be described as managing laboratory services across 3 areas:
• Screening: New-born bloodspot and Fetal anomaly screening programmes for the Thames Valley area.
• Mass spectrometry: Regional Immunosuppressive drug monitoring service.
• Point of Care Testing: Leading for the OUH Trust and working with Oxford Health in the community.
I have been involved with Point of Care Testing for around 15 years, and during that time, we have evaluated and introduced a variety of POCT devices and applications across a variety of settings including, emergency departments, wards and community settings (including mobile visiting services).
Our team supports an evolving and expanding service POCT service across Oxfordshire that currently includes over 500 connected devices, analysing over 1 million samples per annum.
I am also a Laboratory Advisor to the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme and a UKAS technical assessor.