Review of Kent and Medway pathology services
Provider NHS trusts across Kent and Medway are undertaking a review of pathology services. The review is driven by a desire to deliver an improved, sustainable service, as well as national requirements to develop a pathology network. The review will lead to the development of a modern and innovative service for Kent and Medway which provides a high quality pathology service. By developing a more efficient and streamlined service, there is also the opportunity to reduce the overall costs, ensuring best value for taxpayers. The provider trusts involved in the review are:
- Medway NHS Foundation Trust
- Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
- East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
- Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Work has already started to scope potential options which will then form part of a strategic outline case. The new service is likely to be fully implemented in 2021. We will publish further information on the review here, as it becomes available – check the latest news section below for updates.
Latest news on the pathology review
A review of pathology services delivered across Kent and Medway is underway. The review, undertaken by provider NHS trusts across the county, is driven by a desire to deliver an improved, sustainable service, as well as national requirements to...read more