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Important information about a changes in the New Year


As previously announced, we are changing the underlying content management system of this website in the New Year.  The current system - Drupal 6 - is now very out of date, so we are moving to WordPress, which is more or less the industry standard.  This will enable us to implement more sphisticated modules for online membership management and flexible payment options for subscriptions and events.

Important changes to membership arrangements

We are announcing two important changes to our membership arrangements:

  • We are changing our subscription year to the January to December calendar year
  • We are offering a reduced membership fee of £30 for subscriptions paid during June 2022 that will now cover the remainder of 2022

What this means for you:

Seasons Greetings

Dear All

My fellow Directors and I would like to wish you all the best Christmas possible at this difficult time and our hope that the New Year will bring some resolution to the pandemic.  

The next few weeks will be critical and your contribution in our little understood and recognised profession will continue to be very important to patient care.

Changes for the new subscription year

Hi all

A bulk email went out to day to members and account holders explaining the new arrangements and fees for the forthcoming 2021-2022 subscription year.  The email is copied below.

We realise that these are major changes, but we feel they are necessary to move AQMLM forward and enable us to invest in improving our service to members.

Thank you

Jonathan Middle (Chair)

Bulk email today:

Seasons Greetings

Hi everyone

I sincerely hope that you all manage to have the best Christmas and New Year possible, given the current situation we find ourselves in with COVID-19.

The pandemic has stress-tested the NHS in many ways and all staff have been affected, including those of us in laboratory medicine.  But we are by no means out of the woods.  Further challenges lie ahead with the new variant strain and the likelihood of others, unfortunately before mass vaccination takes effect.

100 up!

Hi all

Today we passed a new 'milestone' in AQMLM's history - the 100th person participating in our Zoom meetings signed up, and altogether, they account for 294 past and future places.

The majority of these people are new to AQMLM, with only a small minority from those who joined us before the Zoom meetings started.  It is good that we are reaching out to new people, but it poses the question as to why so few of our long-established members appear to be interested in our Zoom meetings.

If you have any thoughts on this, please let us know!

Zoom Meeting Programme

Hi all

I am very pleased to report that our programme of Zoom Meetings has now been agreed and extended well into 2021.  The full list is on the Forthcoming events page as usual.

Feedback on the six meetings held so far has been good and interest in them has generated almost 50 new full membership accounts, with many of these being persons other than quality managers and leads.  This widening of our traditional audience is a good thing for our Association.

Revised Zoom Meeting Schedule


Following your feedback, we have revised our Zoom Meeting schedule, which is on the Forthcoming Events page.  Registration is now open for the first on 10th August - "Maintaining a Competent Workforce".

Hope to see you there!


Future Zoom Meetings


We sent out a bulk email on 17th July, asking for interest in our proposed forthcoming Zoom meetings, so that we might confirm the ones where there is strong interest.

To date (21st July) we have had 18 replies - thank you - but it would be good to have some more please - we actually have over 400 account holders who receive emails!

We really do want these Zoom meetings to be relevant to your needs, so your comments and suggestions for other topics would be most welcome.

Thank you!


Zoom Meeting #02 - 16th July 2020


Following the success of our first on the 25th June 2020, we are hosting our second Zoom Meeting at 11:00 on Thursday 16th July 2020. The theme will be "Creating a COVID-19 Secure Work Environment".

Participation is free of charge for AQMLM full members; £10.00 for non-members. Participation is limited to 40 persons.

The meeting will be hosted by AQMLM Directors.

Full details are on our Forthcoming Events page as usual.

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