Please advise the best way to deal with a situation where the BBM is required to cover the cross-match bench, due to lack of staffing and appropriate skill-mix to maintain service,but their competencies have lapsed for over 2 years. At least 10 days supervised training is needed to re-establish these competencies, but there may not be staff to perform these yet. This would be against both professional standards and the Regulations.

Would a waiver from the Pathology manager be acceptable to cover this situation?

Thank you