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Quality Management @ EBMT17

posted 10 Jan 2017, 09:02 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 10 Jan 2017, 09:03 ]

The full programme for the Quality Management Day has been published on the meeting website at www.ebmt2017.org/quality-management.
We hope to see you by the Mediterranean in Marseilles in March!

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Training events 2017

posted 10 Jan 2017, 08:46 by Eoin McGrath

JACIE plans to run several events in 2017. These events will primarily be aimed at training new inspectors. If places remain, these will be open to other participants.
  • On 20-21 April, we expect to run an event in collaboration with Fundación CAT and ONT in Madrid, Spain. This event will be in Spanish within the framework of the agreement recently signed by the three organisations.
  • On 1-2 June, a second event will be held in Barcelona, Spain. This will be in English.
  • A third event is planned for 5-6 October 2017, again in Barcelona. This will be in English.
Registration and other details will be published shortly. If you are interested in receiving more information, please write to inspectors@ebmt.org.

If you are interested in hosting an event on JACIE in your country, please contact eoin.mcgrath@ebmt.org.

Colaboración entre ONT, EBMT y FCAT

posted 14 Dec 2016, 03:04 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 14 Dec 2016, 03:05 ]

12 Diciembre 2016

La Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT), la Sociedad Europea para el Trasplante de Médula Ósea (EBMT, en sus siglas en inglés) y la Fundación Calidad en Transfusión Sanguínea, Terapia Celular y Tisular (FCAT) han firmado un convenio de colaboración, encaminado a asegurar la mejora continua y la máxima calidad en todos los procedimientos clínicos necesarios para efectuar trasplantes de células madre sanguíneas.

The Spanish National Transplant Organisation (Spanish acronym: ONT), the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and the Foundation for Quality in Blood Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Tissue Therapy (FCAT) signed a partnership agreement on Monday morning aimed at ensuring ongoing improvement and the utmost quality in all the clinical procedures necessary for conducting haematopoietic stem cell transplants.

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Newsletter 11-2016

posted 17 Nov 2016, 01:07 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 17 Nov 2016, 01:13 ]

See the JACIE section of the latest EBMT Newsletter.

Includes:
  • Inspector Training Courses- recent and upcoming
  • Updated Quality Management Inspectors Criteria
  • Transplant Procedures Update for Physicians and Nurses operating in JACIE accredited transplant centers
  • New JACIE inspectors
  • Third Party Agreements

Access previous editions here.

Single European Coding system for tissues & cells

posted 10 Oct 2016, 01:45 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 10 Oct 2016, 01:46 ]

The long-awaited Single European Coding (SEC) system for tissues and cells is closer to being fully implemented. EU Member States are required to transpose the provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/565 into their national legislation by 29 October 2016 and then should apply the requirements on the SEC from 29 April 2017.

The ICCBBA, the organisation behind ISBT128, has prepared a guide "Simultaneous Implementation of the Single European Code and ISBT 128".

To support the SEC, the EU Commission has launched the EU Coding platform. The platform will allow public, free of charge access to the EU Tissue Establishments Compendium and the EU Tissue and Cell Product Compendium.

The link to the EU Coding Platform is available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/eucoding/.




JACIE introduces a new version of the Checklist which reflects QM inspector inclusion in the inspection teams

posted 28 Jul 2016, 23:49 by Raquel Espada   [ updated 24 Aug 2016, 07:03 by Eoin McGrath ]

From September 1st, 2016, centres submitting applications for accreditation or re-accreditation will be required to submit version 9 of the checklist (CH-001-09-Inspection Checklist). The contents of the checklist have not been modified since the publication of the 6th edition of the Standards. In this new version, QM Standards have been separated into individual sections of the Checklist to better manage the inclusion of the QM inspector into the inspection teams.
 
This version replaces all previous versions and older versions of the checklist will not be accepted after August 31st, 2016. Given that the contents of the checklist remain without change and have only been reorganized, if needed it should not be difficult to transfer the information from an older version of the checklist into the current one. Centers that might have started working on an older version are kindly requested to transfer the information to the current version.

Please note that the checklist includes an Instructions section. A brief tutorial for the current version of the Checklist will be available in the Fall. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the checklist please do not please do not hesitate to contact the JACIE Office.
The checklist entitled 'CH-001-09-Inspection Checklist' can be accessed in the 'Document Centre' in the 'Checklist' section.
Also by clicking HERE.

EU testing requirements for tissues and cells donors

posted 13 Jul 2016, 06:41 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 13 Jul 2016, 06:41 ]

Mapping of More Stringent Tissues and Cells Donor Testing Requirements - Mapping Exercise 2015

Directive 2004/23/EC defines the mandatory tests that must be performed on tissues and cells donors each time they donate. The legal basis of this legislation allows Member States to adopt more stringent measures on a national basis. Implementation surveys have indicated that many Member States have done this, in some cases in response to local epidemiological risks and in some other cases because they consider that a higher level of safety can be ensured with these more stringent provisions. The more stringent measures are either adopted in national legislation and/or they are defined by national standards organisations to be taken into consideration by authorities in their regular inspections.
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