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News and events

May 16, 2022

Point of Care Testing (POCT) at St George’s gets first UKAS accreditation

Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]

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May 4, 2022

SWLP Point of Care Testing Team runs first community diagnostic outreach clinic

South West London CCG ran their first diagnostic outreach clinic in the community supported by our Point of Care Testing (POCT) team testing at-risk groups for diabetes. The clinic was run at a Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Wandsworth where 34 members of the community were tested. Of that 34, 32 had abnormal results and two […]

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April 5, 2022

Reducing blood product wastage at Croydon Hospital

The team in Blood Transfusion at Croydon Hospital have been working hard to reduce wastage of blood products. They have been doing this by reassessing the holding stock levels, rotation of stock and usage of short-dated units. Procedural changes were put in place in December 2020 and there has already been a significant reduction in […]

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March 23, 2022

Pledia FIT testing system goes live in Microbiology

The Pledia Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) system has now gone live in Microbiology. The new analyser can process 320 samples in an hour and 200 samples can be loaded at one time.

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February 3, 2022

Immunology article published in the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry

Some of our team in Immunology and PRU have had an article published in the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry. The article looks at how one of the newest myeloma drugs interfered with monitoring of a myeloma patient at the St George’s Hospital.

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February 1, 2022

Internal promotions between 1 January and 31 December 2021

One of our core mantra’s at SWLP is that staff are our greatest asset. During the last 12 months (1 January to 31 December 2021) we have successfully recruited and internally promoted 50 staff from within SWLP.

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January 19, 2022

New state-of-the-art blood testing laboratory capable of running 100,000 test a day opened at St Helier Hospital

Patients from across south west London will now get quicker results from common and specialist blood tests as St Helier Hospital yesterday (18 January) opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory to test patient blood samples.

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September 24, 2021

A day in the life… Kelvin Adu-Darko

Find out more about a day in the life of Kelvin Adu-Darko, an Advanced Biomedical Support Worker in Point of Care Testing (POCT), based at Croydon Hospital.

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September 14, 2021

Cellular Pathology services now live with new Laboratory Information Management System

SWLP Cellular Pathology services went live with Winpath Enterprise at 8:30 this morning (14 September). The system has been rolled out for Cellular Pathology across St George’s and Croydon Hospitals.

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