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NRL EQAS Workshop in Vietnam.

From the 14 - 15 March, NRL staff members, Susie Braniff and Wayne Dimech travelled to Ho Chi Min City on behalf of Roche Vietnam to conduct a meeting for external quality assurance scheme (EQAS) participants.  As part of their commitment to quality, Roche Vietnam support Vietnamese laboratories to participate in a range of NRL EQAS. This workshop was designed to provide additional information to participants so they can gain greater value from their involvement.


Over the course of the programme, Susie and Wayne explained the report format, evaluation process and reviewed a summary of results reported by the participants over the past two years.  By undertaking this review, it was possible to identify areas for improvement.  In the afternoon, Susie conducted an interactive activity aimed to identify methods for continuous improvement.  The participants were actively involved with this activity, demonstrating an existing knowledge base and interest in improving quality of testing.

NRL thanks the participants for the involvement, and Roche Vietnam for their continued support of quality improvement of infectious disease testing across Vietnam.  We look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.

Wayne Dimech and Susie Braniff in action

Susie Braniff at the Roche sponsored NRL EQAS Workshop

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