Pathology IT

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:
  • System upgrades
  • ICE – GP Order Comms
  • Business Intelligence software (real-time data visualisation)
  • Automated sample racking system (current)
  • Database Interrogation and Provision (using Cognos)

How to Contact the Team

Telephone Number and Email

External

Internal

General Enquiries Numbers

432083

32083

Email Address

pathologyitrequests@nhs.net

 

The Team:

  • Adrian Heathcote (Pathology IT Team Manager)
  • John Siewruk (Pathology System Manager)
  • Paul Tucker (Pathology IT Specialist)
  • Sky Fletcher (IT Technician)

 

For iCM and ICE issues, please contact the ICT HelpDesk on 437000.

Review Status

Reviewed September 2018 
This page will be updated December 2018

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