The EQA Subscription service is designed around a clinic or laboratory subscribing for one or more staff members in one or more laboratories. A single fee, a single invoice and a single payment is the most efficient way for a clinic to participate in FertAids EQA programme. The QAP supervisor creates the QAP group, adds the laboratories and staff, selects the appropriate subscription and schemes they need for their own quality assurance, all centered around a single subscription. Most services are a bundled subscription eg all Andrology or all Embryology but you can subscribe to a single scheme if you wish. Bundling provides a way that FertAid can significantly reduce your costs for quality Assurance.
There are several levels of subscription to suit your clinical requirements. The levels are:
This single subscription provides access for all staff members in an EQA group to the Andrology, Embryology and Ultrasound EQA schemes.
This single subscription provides access for all staff members in an EQA group to all the schemes in ONE of EQA discipline. This includes Andrology, Embryology, Ultrasound EQA schemes. This may be suitable for an Andrology Laboratory or an Embryology Laboratory.
This single subscription provides access for all staff members in an EQA group to a single schemes in ONE of EQA disciplines. This includes Andrology, Embryology, Ultrasound EQA schemes. This may be suitable for an Andrology Laboratory who only wishes to study say sperm Motility or an Embryology Laboratory only interested in say Blastocyst grading.
This single subscription provides access for a single staff member to a single schemes in ONE of EQA disciplines. This includes Andrology, Embryology, Ultrasound EQA schemes.
These subscriptions are independent of the EQA schemes and refer to subscription of all staff members in a specific laboratory to the range of education schemes from 2011 forward. In this case, a QAP supervisor can purchase a set number of FertAids credit points for each staff member to participate in FertAids e-learning programme. See more on FertAids credit system for e-learning below.
IVF e-Learning/Ongoing Education for individuals.
Quality Assurance and Ongoing education/training are two sides of the one goal. FertAid has been developing a programme for ongoing education and training. However, payment for each item of educaiton/training is complicated. So FertAid has developed a system of credits that can be purchasesd a nominal cost and used throught the e-learning site for any activity that of interest. Unlike a clinic wide subscription, the FertAid credit ar designed to be purchased by individuals.
Clinics can purchase credits for each staff member by a QAP Supervisors invoice as above but this is not appropraite for an individual. As with bundled fees, the purchase of additional credits is a way that Fertaid can significant discount the cost of each credit.