UK Pathology. 2nd Edition
Digital report only. The second edition of LaingBuisson's study of the pathology laboratory services markets in the UK. It includes information on NHS provision, private purchase, corporate pathology, provision of pathology, opportunities in NHS pathology, and profiles of non-NHS laboratories. Published 4 January 2002.
Available in electronic format only
The second edition of LaingBuisson’s study of the pathology laboratory services markets in the UK. It includes information on NHS provision, private purchase, corporate pathology, provision of pathology, opportunities in NHS pathology, and profiles of non-NHS laboratories.
The pathology laboratory market moved on considerably in the five years since LaingBuisson published its first market study, but the greatest changes are only now about to happen. The most marked developments so far have been among the private operators, which have seen a reshaping of provision as laboratories have opened, closed and merged, preparing the sector to meet the challenges and opportunities awaiting it.
It is the radical changes in NHS pathology that will offer the most exciting opportunities in the future. These will be driven by the shortage of pathologists, difficulties in recruiting laboratory staff, the condition of many NHS laboratories, the need to expand the range of tests without a corresponding increase in budgets, and the development of near-patient testing. Some of these issues will be resolved by internal consolidation of NHS provision, but there will be many opportunities for existing UK private sector operators, overseas laboratory operators or other pathology-related businesses to play a role in the reprovisioning
UK Pathology Markets is essential reading for everyone in the NHS and private sectors:
- Who wishes to get an overview of the markets in which they operate is considering entering the UK pathology market
- Is a supplier to pathology laboratories – is involved in pathology management and strategy – who requires detailed facts and figures for business planning
- Who wishes to compare the pathology market in the UK with those in other countries