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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 wastage in that time. During 2020 to 2021, a total of 291 units were wasted while during 2021 – 2022 so far, only a total of 57 units have been wasted. This is a year-on-year reduction of around 75%.

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February 7, 2024

Pathology Service Update: Results for renin, aldosterone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, DHEAS and testosterone confirmation now going out at usual

The delay in reporting results for renin, aldosterone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, DHEAS and testosterone confirmation reported in January has been resolved and results are now going out as usual.

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January 29, 2024

Salmonella detection to be by PCR only from 1 February 2024

From 1 February 2024, Salmonella detection in faeces will be by PCR only and culture will no longer be routinely performed.

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January 19, 2024

Have your say: South West London Pathology (SWLP) User Satisfaction Survey

An important element of the pathology quality improvement process is identifying the needs and requirements of those using our services. One way of assessing this is by asking you to complete a short survey.

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October 11, 2023

Launch of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Alerts for primary care

In line with the national think kidneys acute kidney injury programme, led by NHS England, the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) alert system is being rolled out to cover patients in the community.

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