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5 trusts tender for integrated digital pathology solution – htn

A joint tender opportunity involving five trusts across the North West has opened.

The tender is valued at £10 million for the provision and implementation of an integrated digital pathology solution across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region.

The trusts involved include:

  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Blackpool

It is planned for a duration of seven years, with an option for an extension for up to an additional seven years.

To find out more information, please view the tender here. The deadline to apply is 17 February 2023.

HTN recently covered the digital aspects set out in the NHS priorities and operational planning guidance 2023/24. In the document under diagnostics, the document shares an aim to deliver a minimum ten percent improvement in pathology and imaging networks productivity by 2024/25, through “digital diagnostic investments and meeting optimal rates for test throughput.”

The guidance notes: “Timely access to diagnostics is critical to providing responsive, high quality services and supporting elective recovery and early cancer diagnosis.”

As such, £2.3bn of capital funding up to 2025 has been allocated to support diagnostic service transformation, including digital diagnostics.

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