Consultant Clinical Biochemist and POCT Clinical Lead
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Throughout her career as a Clinical Biochemist Dr Sarah Glover has had a particular interest in point of care testing (POCT) services. As a Senior Biochemist at Bradford Royal Infirmary she was responsible for several POCT services, including cardiac marker testing and the implementation of urinalysis meters throughout the Trust.
In 2014 after gaining FRCPath, Sarah moved to Harrogate and District Foundation Trust (HDFT), initially as a Principal Clinical Biochemist and more recently Consultant Clinical Biochemist. Whilst at HDFT she was the clinical lead for point of care testing. During this time the Department has expanded, taking on responsibility for community glucose and ketone testing in services.
In 2016 the Point of Care Testing Department at HDFT became the first in the UK to achieve UKAS accreditation to ISO15189 and 22870 for many aspects of the service, both on and off site. Sarah successfully led the Department through 2 UKAS surveillance visits, including an extension to scope, for the newly installed Gem 5000 gas analysers in November 2017.
Sarah is passionate about ensuring point of care testing is fully embedded in the patient pathway and is used in a clinical and cost effective way. She believes the ISO standards (15189 and 22870) provide an excellent basis for developing high quality POCT services.