This page details plans to develop the partnership between pathology services across Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT), The Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust (MYTT) and The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT).
In 2019 the WYAAT Trust Boards approved the Pathology Network Strategy. Key recommendations from the strategy included:
Creating a new pathology partnership from our current service configuration will be complex, however we are expecting there to be benefits to this change, including:
1. A workforce that is sustainable for the future and offers greater opportunities for career development
2. Improved experiences for staff, clinicians and patients
3. Consistency in pathology testing to reduce variation and ensure all labs provide the same, high-quality accredited service
4. To create a more sustainable and resilient pathology service which can cope with increased demand and be flexible in times of pressure
We are revisiting the principles developed in the 2019 Strategy to check this is still the right approach. The changes proposed back then were:
Representatives from each service are working through the strategy to develop the details of how we should adapt so that we make positive changes and deliver real benefits.