Pathology Services

Pathology Services

The campus benefits from a wide range of standard and specialist pathology services and is the host for the Cambridge Hub of The Pathology Partnership – a collaboration involving six NHS Trusts in the East of England.

 

 

 

PATHOLOGY SERVICES IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND
The Strategic Projects Team of the East of England Strategic Health Authority began a procurement project in 2011 to transform pathology services across the region informed by the recommendations in the Lord Carter Independent Review of Pathology Services in England in 2008. As a result, there are now three providers of pathology services in the East of England:

- The Pathology Partnership
- Eastern Pathology Alliance (EPA)
- Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (PSHFT)
THE PATHOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
The Pathology Partnership was launched in May 2014 and is one of the country’s largest pathology services. It is hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and is a joint venture between CUH and five other NHS Trusts in the East of England. The six Trusts in the joint venture are:

- Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
- East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
- Hinchingbrooke Healthcare Trust
- Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
- West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
CAMBRIDGE HUB OF THE PATHOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
Blood Sciences
Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory- recent £2m investment in high-throughput, automated sample processing (Siemens); processes 3000 routine blood samples a day; high sensitivity mass spec


Transfusion
ImmunologySpecialist regional lab
Receives samples from across the East of England
HaematologyFully accredited clinical laboratory which offers a comprehensive analytical, interpretive and consultative service. Clinical follow-up is instigated when necessary.
OTHER LABS IN THE PATHOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
MicrobiologyService run by PHE which shares premises with the other laboratory services comprising the Partnership
HistopathologyThe Department is a tertiary referral centre for more specialised work:

- reporting of tissues and biopsies
- receives referrals from outside the region
- staffed by >20 sub-specialist histopathologists e.g. gnae, GI, liver, urology, neuropath etc
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