HL Deb 13 March 2003 vol 645 c198WA
Lord Clement-Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress they have made on the introduction of managed pathology networks. [HL1992]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

The Department of Health document Pathology—The Essential Service, Draft Guidance on Modernising Pathology Services supported the development of pathology networks as an effective means of delivering improved pathology services. There is general support in principle among those who responded to the consultation for developing appropriate networks in pathology (www.doh.gov.uk/pathologymodernisation). Further guidance will be published shortly.