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The Pathology IT Department is located on Level 5 in the Microbiology Laboratory in Derriford hospital. We are a dedicated IT team dealing with pathology and related issues.
We manage and maintain the integrity of the two Pathology Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS):
iLab (Cellular Pathology & Microbiology).
PATH (Chemistry, Haematology & Blood Bank)
Enabling continued access by our users to these systems, we also support our users in problems relating to hardware or software; thus providing a frontline total support service.
We provide a comprehensive and timely information technology service across all of the pathology departments.
The Team’s responsibilities include:
First point of contact for all IT issues in Pathology
Liaison with the System supplier (CSC) and the Trust’s IM&T Dept in order to facilitate rapid resolution to both System and User problems
Ensuring continued system integrity and functionality
Provision and maintenance of User access to both systems (both internal and external Users)
Provision of a comprehensive IT service for the whole of Pathology
NHS Mail account maintenance for Pathology staff
Pathology IT project management, eg:
ICE – GP Order Comms
Business Intelligence software (real-time data visualisation)
Automated sample racking system (current)
Database Interrogation and Provision (using Cognos)
Adrian Heathcote – Pathology IT Manager
John Siewruk – Cell. Path. & Microbiology IT Manager
Paul Tucker – Pathology IT Specialist
Sky Fletcher – IT Technician
Simon Harries – Pathology IT Administrative Assistant
For iCM and ICE issues, please contact the ICT HelpDesk on 437000.
Reviewed March 2020
This page will be updated June 2020