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)

The Team:

  • 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.

Review Status

Reviewed June 2020
This page will be updated September 2020

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How to Contact the Pathology IT Team

General Enquiries Telephone Number and Email