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Audit Group: Thames Audit Group 

Thames Audit Group

 

Committee members

 

Peter West (Chair)
Dawn Grenshaw (Secretary)
Helen Aitkenhead (Treasurer)
Nikola Costa
Emily Leach
Rachel Curd
Funmi Akinlade
Heather Stoddart
Emma Ashley
Chris Parker

Format: The Thames Audit Group (TAG) aims to perform a minimum of 3 audits /year. Questionnaires are sent out to participant laboratories in the Southern Region. An afternoon meeting is held where the audit findings are presented followed by talks from invited speakers who are experts in the chosen field. At the end of the afternoon session, draft standards are presented. The committee agrees the standards and these are made available on the ACB Audit Website

History: Regional audits have been carried out in the North Thames Region since the early 1990s by the North West Thames Regional Biochemistry Quality Assurance Working Party and the audit section of the North East Regional Organisation for Biochemistry. In 2001 these two groups merged to form the North Thames Clinical Biochemistry Audit & QA Group. In 2006 the North Thames Clinical Biochemistry Audit & QA Group and the South Thames Audit Group merged to form the Thames Audit Group.

To join the TAG mailing list please contact Dawn Grenshaw via the ACB

Picture of TAG committee in 2015

Next audit meeting: Audit of Chronic Kidney Disease

28/11/2016

Meeting Notice Word file (35 Kb)

 

Audit of lipids

Dawn Grenshaw

06/06/2016

Thames Audit Group

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Cardiovascular

 

Audit of faecal markers

Peter West

15/03/2016

Thames Audit Group

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Gastrointestinal

 

Audit of sweat testing

Nikola Costa

07/2015

Thames Audit Group

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Paediatrics

 

Audit of poisoning

Heather Stoddart

23/03/2015

Thames Audit Group

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Toxicology

 

Audit of serum indices

Chris Parker and Edward Kearney

22/10/2014

Thames Audit Group

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Pre-examination

 

HbA1c measurement for diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Rachel Curd

03/06/2014

Thames Audit Group

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Diabetes

 

Laboratory investigation of hypercalcaemia

Emma Ashley

22/01/2014

Thames Audit Group

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Bone

 

Investigation of gestational diabetes

Sudha Bulusu

26/07/2013

Thames Audit Group

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Diabetes

 

Intermediary metabolism

Nikola Costa

23/11/2012

Thames Audit Group

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Paediatric

 

Laboratory investigation of hyponatraemia

Peter West

07/06/2012

Thames Audit Group

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Electrolyte, water and acid-base balance

 

Laboratory investigation of porphyria

Lesley Cranford

03/01/2012

Thames Audit Group

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Miscellaneous

 

Audit of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D requests and results

Laila Tibi

20/09/2011

Thames Audit Group

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Bone

 

Audit of tumour markers

Peter West

02/06/2011

Thames Audit Group

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Oncology

 

Audit of add-on tests

Samantha King

28/01/2011

Thames Audit Group

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Laboratory management

 

Audit of neonatal bilirubin

Helen Aitkenhead

01/09/2010

Thames Audit Group

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Paediatric

 

Audit of liver function tests

Sarah Darch

04/02/2010

Thames Audit Group

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Liver

 

Laboratory investigation of suspected multiple myeloma and plasma cell disorders

Peter West

28/10/2009

Thames Audit Group

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Oncology

 

Audit of reference ranges for serum and plasma analytes

Peter West

07/04/2009

Thames Audit Group

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Post-examination

 

Audit of adult nutrition

Peter West

21/10/2008

Thames Audit Group

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Nutrition

 

Audit of CSF testing

Jill Turner

03/06/2008

Thames Audit Group

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Miscellaneous

 

Audit of 'out of hours' phoning limits and drug reporting units

Lesley Cranford

08/02/2008

Thames Audit Group

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Post-examination

 

Audit of diagnostic tests: BNP/NT pro-BNP, serum free light chains, faecal elastase, faecal calprotectin, procalcitonin and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies

Peter West

05/10/2007

Thames Audit Group

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Miscellaneous

 

UK guidelines for the use of thyroid function tests

Julia Powell

20/06/2007

Thames Audit Group

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Endocrine

 

Oral glucose tolerance tests - interpretative exercise

Dawn Grenshaw

26/02/2007

Thames Audit Group

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Diabetes

 

Pre-analytical treatment of blood samples

Eugene Czauderna

01/10/2006

Thames Audit Group

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Pre-examination

 

Audit of laboratory investigation of infertility

Peter West

11/07/2006

Thames Audit Group

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Endocrine

 

Audit of internal quality control in biochemistry

David Housley

01/05/2006

Thames Audit Group

Housley D, Kearney E, English E, et al. Ann Clin Biochem 2008;45:135-9

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Quality assurance

 

Biochemistry of the elderly

Bruce Miller

01/01/2006

Thames Audit Group

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Miscellaneous

 

Gastrointestinal investigation of diarrhoea and gut dysfunction

Joanne Kirkup and Bruce Miller

01/09/2005

Thames Audit Group

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Gastrointestinal

 

Audit of tumour markers

Jill Turner

26/05/2005

Thames Audit Group

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Oncology

 

Audit of investigation of suspected inborn errors of metabolism

Helen Aitkenhead

18/01/2005

Thames Audit Group

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Paediatric

 

Audit of critical care

David Housley

13/10/2004

Thames Audit Group

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Miscellaneous

 

Audit of aldosterone and renin investigations

Pat Kyd

14/07/2004

Thames Audit Group

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Endocrine

 

Biochemical investigation of pleural and ascitic fluids

Bruce Miller

29/04/2004

Thames Audit Group

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Miscellaneous

 

Audit of sweat tests

Mike Fahie Wilson

01/01/2004

Thames Audit Group

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Paediatric

 

Audit of PSA requesting

Peter West

01/09/2003

Thames Audit Group

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Oncology

 

Assessment of renal function

Lesley Cranfield

01/07/2003

Thames Audit Group

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Kidney

 

Audit of cardiac markers

David Housley

01/04/2003

Thames Audit Group

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Cardiovascular

 

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