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:
- Blood sciences
- Clinical haematology
- Phlebotomy (also known as blood tests)
- Point of Care Testing (providing results closer to the patient)
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.
The Pathology Department is located in Harrogate District Hospital. Please visit our reception on the second floor of the Fewston Wing.
Lead Clinician: Dr Claire Hall
Pathology Services Manager: Andrew Jackson
Pathology Quality Manager: Mark Dunn
Pathology IT Systems Specialist: Charles Flouri
- Lab Tests Online – this useful resource provides more detailed information about the tests being performed on your specimens. It explains how the results will help your doctors find out what’s wrong with you and how your condition may be monitored.
- Health and Care Professions Council – biomedical and clinical scientists are registered by the HCPC.
- The Royal College of Pathologists – pathologists are members of the Royal College of Pathologists.
- General Medical Council – pathologists are registered by the GMC.