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Founded in 2000, the company offers a full range of quality management consulting services. QSE Consulting is widely recognized as the consulting company of choice for quality management implementation support. QSE Consulting is led by founder Sheila Woodcock, augmented by a global network of experienced consultants bringing specialized expertise when required.


Sheila Woodcock is widely recognized as a quality management specialist, with many years’ experience in health care, education, professional regulation and consulting. She is the Convenor (Chair) of ISO/TC212 WG1 Quality and competence in the medical laboratory, and Project Co leader for the current revision of ISO15189.

Other professional volunteer activities include  Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for ISO /TC212 Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems and ISO/TC276 Biotechnology. Projects and speaking engagements have taken her across Canada and around the world. At home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Sheila is a keen community volunteer.

Associate Project Specific Consultants


QSE Consulting delivers a full range of quality management consulting services, tailored to the specific needs of your facility. Our primary expertise is with ISO15189, ISO17025 and a wide range of accreditation standards.

  • Accreditation readiness including gap analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Risk management
  • Strategic planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Policy and procedure development


References are available from satisfied clients


Today’s facilities have to meet defined quality standards required by provincial and federal governments. With knowledge of existing regulations we can advise on expected standards of operation. An operational audit assesses compliance with standards.  Assistance is offered for the development and application of relevant policies, processes and procedures.

  • ISO quality standards e.g ISO15189, ISO17025, ISO22367 Risk management, ISO15190 Safety, ISO20658 Sample collection and handling
  • CSA standards
  • CLSI standards and guidelines


The learning organization is one that believes in supporting staff in the quest for lifelong learning and professional development. QSE Consulting can help your organization develop the potential of individuals and teams.

  • e-learning programs and webinars
  • Commissioned presentations or lectures
  • Leadership conference Canadian Diagnostic Executive Forum cdeforum.ca
  • Workshops
  • Planning and facilitation for conferences, seminars or meetings