Support Services

Laboratory supply line

The pathology department internally administers and distributes all the consumables required for using our service. Requests from GP surgeries are processed the same day as receipt and consumables are supplied the following weekday via the transport system. To request pathology consumables please fax a completed form to 01535 293431 or send via the transport van.


Pathology IT provides a comprehensive service to all our users of pathology services. As this is a support service managed within pathology, IT issues are quickly and effectively addressed and new developments can be rapidly arranged. This is also the case for providing access to services such as electronic pathology results. Pathology IT also provides full training and support for all services provided to GP surgeries and training can be arranged and tailored according to individual requirements. For any enquiries relating to training and provision of statistical/activity reports please call 01535 293466. Alternatively, please e-mail or for maintenance of ICE users, please contact the IT Helpdesk on 01535 294834 or

HelpDesk, Secretariat and Central Separation

Pathology is also supported by a team of HelpDesk, Secretarial and Central Separation staff who fulfil vital support functions to enable the service to run smoothly and efficiently.