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Pathology services are to be overhauled

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7563.318-a (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:318
  1. Michael Day
  1. London

    The government has announced a complete overhaul of England's pathology services.


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    The move was prompted by last week's publication of a report of a review of pathology services chaired by Patrick Carter, a Labour member of the House of Lords. It concluded that pathology services were “fragmented and inefficient.” Lord Carter called for better transportation of samples and greater efficiency in …

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