More streamlined, modern pathology service for customers
Three new entities created - Viapath Group, Viapath Analytics and Viapath Services - in New Year re-structure.
Viapath: Our new brand capturing our journey of pathology transformation
We are a scientific organisation with a clinical purpose, and we have spent recent years building expert teams and effective systems to bring about pathology transformation. Our successes in a radically changing market demonstrate that our customers, and the pathology community in general, embrace our distinctive offer and commitment to improve patients’ lives.
St. Thomas’ and Kings consolidate expertise and experience
Bringing these two world-class Toxicology laboratories together on one site created a large scale facility that is more resilient and cost-efficient, enabling us to bid competitively for services across SE London and beyond.
Working together to meet the challenge
In order to handle the high volume of tests required by the NHS HPV screening programme, we consolidated the cervical cytology laboratories at King’s and St Thomas’, allowing us to process approximately 60,000 slides per year
Innovation Academy: a peer-to-peer platform for innovation
We formed our Innovation Academy initiative to encourage peer-to-peer networking and communication to advance pathology services. Over 100 delegates attended our inaugural symposium in London, which included presentations on subjects such as Child Health; Infectious Diseases; and Next Generation Diagnostics.
Improving patents’ experience of blood sampling
With the aim to improve the patient pathway and enhance patients’ service experience, we asked how we could improve the process of have a blood sample taken. This included reducing waiting times from nearly a hour to 10 minutes and automating reception services.This system has already been successfully introduced at Guy’s and St Thomas’.
Integration Engine project: Implementing a platform to ensure the smooth flow of data
The Integration Engine is software that manages workflow and data between all of our sites, allowing projects to be routed to the right place in the right format. This has allowed different sites to communicate better and increase efficiencies allowing for faster response and speed of delivery.
Newborn Screening project: delivering a joined-up service to benefit patient lives
The Newborn Screening project enables the linking of newborn and antenatal screening results. This crucial link stands to improve the robustness, flexibility and scalability of our NHS service.
Innovation fund announced
Scientists are invited to apply for funding to develop new tests. The proposed new tests will be reviewed by a panel of experts representing our core capabilities, and winners will be awarded funds.
Innovation Academy: second event held
Our second Innovation Academy symposium took place at the Royal Institution in London, with presentations on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, infectious diseases and transplantation and oncology.
Continued growth allowing room for innovation
2012 was a milestone year for us. The organisation successfully achieved financial breakeven after implementing an integrated cost improvement programme.
2012 saw us translate the operational plans put in place during 2011 into a sustainable financial turnaround. We are now focused on investing in innovation and building on our reputation as a high quality laboratory provider…
Combining expertise to provide a better service
Our service integration programme begins, and we are awarded national contracts for screening services, allowing our customers to realise the benefit from our newly expanded partnership.
Operational expertise supports clinical expertise
A new management team led by Richard Jones as CEO early in 2011 bring significant changes in leadership capability and operational plans.
Adding Over 900 years of clinical expertise
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust joins GSTS as an equal share partner, adding the largest, most innovative automated laboratories in Europe.
Our journey to transform pathology services begins
The scientific expertise of Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is paired with the back-office support of Serco to form the joint venture GSTS pathology.
Our network of expertise expands
GSTS joins forces with Bedford Hospital to run pathology services, allowing us to strengthen our capabilities, and in turn, better serve our customer needs.