David Ricketts

Head of Laboratory Process Improvement
Health Services Laboratories LLP
UK

David has worked for the NHS for 30 years, moving with the rest of the pathology service at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, to the Health Services Laboratories partnership. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at Middlesex University and holds a doctorate in Biomedical Science, based on his work on process management.

David has been involved in process mapping and reconfiguration of services at the hospital, the result of which was the award of Laboratory of the Year in 2003.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science representing the Institute on the British Standards Institute TC212 committee, which inputs into medical laboratory ISO standards As well as head of delegation for the UK on the ISO/CEN TC212 and TC140, were, until recently, was the project lead for the revision of ISO22870(2016). He also is on the Royal College of Pathologists Joint Working Group for quality aasurance.

David has been involved in the POCT guidance document for the MHRA and also with the European Biomedical Science congress statement on POCT.

David speaks national and internationally on point of care, process, activity based costing and value added pathology, running workshops across Africa on quality improvement in laboratories for industries as diverse as coffee, iron mining, gold mining, pharmaceutical and even one specialising in insect research as well as the South African mint.

David is the managing director of his own Consultancy Company.