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Pathology Merger

GP colleagues will be aware that one of the first services to formally merge, as part of the Luton & Dunstable/Bedford merger, will be pathology.

From 1 April 2020, coinciding with the end of the Viapath contract at Bedford, we will be reintroducing an NHS-led, combined pathology service across both sites.

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity to bring together the best of two departments and ensure we are well-placed for the future to offer the very best service.

Ensuring that we continue to provide a high quality service for you as GPs (as one of our key partners) is a top priority and we will be doing everything possible to ensure that there is minimal disruption, however, it is a complex project, so we will be hugely grateful for your understanding while we transition over the next 18 months or so.

We have started to produce a Frequently Asked Questions document, aimed at GPs and Primary Care colleagues – the aim of which is to deal with any questions or issues you may have.

Our FAQs can be downloaded here

If you have any more queries, please raise these by contacting and we will keep updating the Frequently Asked Questions document.