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North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Service 

We are pleased to announce the official establishment of the North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Service (NMCPS). 

Following the NHS Improvement (NHSI) Initiative to establish 29 Pathology Networks, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (MCHFT) and East Cheshire Trust (ECT), have been working with the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) to form a Pathology Network.  On the 1st of December 2020 the network was formally established as the North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Service (NMCPS).   

On 1st April 2021, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) became the legal entity responsible for the provision of Pathology Services within MCHFT and to ECT and any other organisations for which they have an agreement for the delivery of Pathology Services.  The Pathology Department is now part of the Children, Women’s, and Diagnostics Division of UHNM. 

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NMCPS is committed to providing a safe, reliable and high quality service to our users. The laboratory has in place a Quality Management System (QMS) which endeavours to ensure that all processes within the department are handled in such a way as to promote quality and reduce risk.

Current schedules of Pathology tests accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against standards for Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competency (ISO 15189:2012), for each department within Pathology, are available on the UKAS web site using the following link:

Enter the Accreditation number from the box below for the Department required and press ‘Search’.  Select Medical Laboratories if given an option.

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Combined MCHFT/ECT





Location of Pathology Services

The Laboratory is located in the Cooper Building at Macclesfield District General Hospital, on the left hand side from the Victoria Road entrance.

The Mortuary is located near the main entrance. The Mortuary is open 08.00h to 16.00h Monday to Friday. Porter access to Mortuary is 24 hours. A Mortuary Technician is on call at all times contactable via switchboard.

All departments are open from 09:00h to 17:30h Monday to Friday. There is an out of normal hours service available at all other times. A full result enquiry service is available from 09:00h to 17:30h Monday to Friday.


How to Contact Us

Key Contacts:

Pathology Service Manager and Professional Head for the North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Service: Sharon Acton  

Deputy Pathology Manager: Nick Doorbar 

Clinical Director: Daniel Gey van Pittius  

Deputy Clinical Director: Sarah Robinson  

Pathology Secretary 01782 674270 

For further general information about any aspect of the service, please contact 01625 661802.

Opening times and further contact telephone numbers are available in the Pathology Handbook (below).  The handbook also includes information for users on the laboratory's repertoire including specimens required, sample volumes, special precautions, turnaround times and reference ranges. 

Click here to see the Pathology Handbook

Click here to see the latest Pathways Newsletter