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French Medical BIologists' Syndicate

Paris - France

The French Biologists' Syndicate is the principal professional association for directors of French medical biology laboratories, gathering over a 1 000 laboratories in France and representing 1 500 million euros of revenues.

It is a major stakeholder for public health authorities.

The SDB aims at:

defending the quality medical biology practitioner, in the face of a potential drift toward industrialism;
assessing and improving continuously the quality of all French medical laboratories through Bio Qualite in realistic time periods;
promoting the in-service education and training of medical biologists;
defending the code of ethics and standards of professional conduct;
pursuing the long term interests of the profession and not corporatism and demagogy;
entering into dialogue with the authorities and health insurance funds through a conventional policy;
showing constant concern for the equal access to healthcare for all, taking current social issues largely into account;
improving the work conditions and pay of colleagues and laboratory employees;
having recognised the role played by the medical biologist in primary care.

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