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The Point of Care Policy describes the role and responsibilities of the Trust, the POCT team and POCT users in the use of POCT devices. This is essential to:

  • Protect patients and staff
  • Ensure all devices are used correctly, consistently and safely
  • Manage the introduction and regulate the use of POCT devices
  • Provide a cost efficient and clinical effective analytical service

The policy is central to our governance structure for POCT.

Contact us for further advice when thinking about procuring a new device.


Click on the links to access the procedure for using the device

Hemocue Hb device procedure

Clearview Easy HCG test

Coaguchek devices procedure

Fibronectin procedure

Fibronectin quick user guide

GEM 5000 Blood Gas Analyser user guide

Nova Xpress2 Glucose/Ketone Procedure

Nova Xpress2 Glucose/Ketone Competency Assessment

Clinitek status and Siemens Multistix procedure

Urinalysis Dipstix Algorithm

Alere Actim Premature Rupture of the Membranes (PROM) procedure

Nova StatSensor eGFR Procedure

Nova StatSensor eGFR Competency Assessment

GEM Hemochron100 ACT Procedure

GEM Hemochron100 ACT Competency Assessment

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