Derek Truman

Derek was appointed Pathology Quality Manager for Somerset Pathology Service in 2005 with responsibilities for clinical governance, risk and quality management across all disciplines within pathology. Derek was also actively involved in setting up the Southwest Pathology Services LLP in 2011/12 utilising his extensive knowledge and skills in pathology information technology and testing repertoires across the organisation. Derek has over 25 years’ experience working as a BMS in Clinical Chemistry, specialising in Endocrinology and the Maternal AFP/Downs Screening program.

He is also Chairman of the South West Quality managers discussion group, which aims to support quality managers and share best practice across laboratories in the South West and South Wales.