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