NHS England today has published the “The Digital First” pathology report.

The Digital First report highlights innovation in the use of digital systems and processes used in pathology across the country.  Systems and processes which have an impact on the quality of care the NHS provides to patients; such as early diagnosis to prevent premature mortality; the care and management  of long term conditions and making results visible and easy to interpret for patients.

Pathology services and commissioners are encouraged to download the report to see some of the innovation highlighted in this document.

The National Pathology Programme is developing a common language for pathology information. The National Pathology Programme works with the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to produce a National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue (NLMC) which will deliver robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable information on pathology services.