The Pathology Service at Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust works with doctors and nurses to help diagnose your condition and monitor the effectiveness of your treatment.

This pathology service is delivered by Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP (IPS), a joint venture between the Pathology departments of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We test blood and other samples from GP and hospital patients in our accredited laboratories. Requests for some specialised tests are sent away to other accredited laboratories in the UK.

The Pathology Department covers a range of specialities, including:

We also provide a mortuary service to the hospital and local Coroner.

The Department is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of phlebotomists, medical laboratory assistants, biomedical scientists, clinical scientists and consultant pathologists. If you have been referred by a GP, it is unlikely that you will have direct contact with our staff unless you have a blood test at one of our two blood test sites. However, if you’re a hospital patient, you may meet one of our consultants as well as our phlebotomists.

Each pathology department is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). For current UKAS status of the Pathology Department, please visit the UKAS website and using the tab labelled ‘search UKAS Accredited Organisations’, enter the number 8646 which will then detail the full schedule of accredited tests currently available.

If you would like more detailed information about our services, collecting your own specimens or booking blood tests, please visit our individual service pages.

Download the Pathology Users’ Handbook

Download the guide on Optimising Blood Testing in Primary Care


The Pathology Department is located in Harrogate District Hospital. Please visit our reception on the second floor of the Fewston Wing.

Key staff

Lead Clinician: Dr Daniel Scott

Pathology General Manager – IPS Blood Sciences & Harrogate site: Mrs Rebecca Parish

Pathology Quality Manager: Ms Fiona Butcher

Pathology IT Systems Specialist: Charles Flouri

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