BMS Training Group













Biomedical Scientists - Training Group

Welcome to the MetBioNet BMS Training Group

The MetBionet Stakeholder Laboratories initiated and encouraged the formation of the MetBionet BMS Training Group and was formed in November 2005.  There was recognition of the lack of infrastructure in the training and workforce development for Biomedical Scientists in the field of Metabolic Biochemistry. 

Our terms of reference are as follows:


  • To encourage and support training for Biomedical Scientists in Metabolic Biochemistry
  • To share expertise by networking, regular meetings and exchange visits
  • To organise technology based workshops and training courses
  • Establish technology based user groups
  • Organise BMS Study days
  • To be responsible for an area of the MetBioNet website dedicated to BMS staff
  • To work with the Institute of Biomedical Science in establishing formal postgraduate qualifications in Metabolic Biochemistry
  • To contribute to MetBioNet workforce planning in respect of BMS staff


The Committee will comprise a maximum of 12 representatives from stakeholder laboratories with four members as quorate. The 12 members will consist of:
Chair, approx. 2 years term of office
Deputy Chair, approx. 3 years term of office
Secretary, approx  3-year term of office
7 BMS representatives from Stakeholder laboratories
The other two places to be occupied by the Lead Training Officer and a Regional Training Officer. They will have honorary status with an advisory role.

Two business meetings per annum, hosted by different laboratories from within the group
Annual Conference for all Biomedical Scientists from Stakeholder laboratories will be held at the same time as the AGM

The Group will report to the Stakeholder Group

June Petty
Chair of MetBionet BMS Training Group
Manchester Children's Hospital