Our volunteers are working with Connaught laboratory staff to improve laboratory capacity and practice in the hospital. The first stage of laboratory capacity building will be to conduct baseline assessments of the current capabilities including equipment, personnel, infrastructure, quality control and data management. Our volunteers are also working to introduce bench aides and Standard Operating Procedures for the tests performed in the lab to act as a guide for the technicians.
We are collaborating with Public Health England [link] to develop a specific programme of support including restructuring the Connaught Hospital [link] Laboratory. We are also working with the Royal College of Pathologists to improve pathology and histopathology services in the Connaught Laboratory.