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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.


Please follow the relevant links below for more information on the histology services offered by the department.

Further information can be found in the departmental user manual or by contacting the department: 0141 354 9513 (89513)/0141 354 9514 (89514)


Digital Pathology

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde pathology department is undergoing a digital transformation whereby glass slides are digitised and are able to be viewed on digital workstations, rather than microscopes.  This change is being undertaking in partnership with Philips Healthcare and is partially funded as part of the iCAIRD Consortium by Innovate UK. 

The transformation will take several years to complete for histology (and longer for cytology where the technology is less mature).  We are following national guidelines and best practice recommendations from the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and pathologists reporting digitally are following the RCPath validation process.  Digital Pathology is being incorporated into our quality management system and we are working towards UKAS extension to scope. 

We fully believe that this development will deliver both quality and safety benefits to our service users. 

Last Updated: 02 November 2021