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Training and development

At SWLP, we think that our staff are our greatest resource and to support them, we offer training and development opportunities to help our staff progress and reach their potential.

Training is crucial to the running of a modern pathology service and to support this, we have training officers in all disciplines. We also offer staff the opportunity to apply for financial support for relevant training opportunities to help them in their role.

We are always keen to help our staff progress by offering opportunities for promotion and to support this, in the majority of cases we advertise our vacancies up to band 6 internally.

In the last 12 months, we had 48 internal promotions, underscoring our commitment to supporting and developing our staff.

Latest news

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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