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Our vision and values

South West London Pathology (SWLP) is an NHS partnership providing a highly-dependable, clinically-assured and cost-effective diagnostic pathology service.

Our mission is to ensure every patient receives the required test results and advice for their effective diagnosis and treatment.

Our values

We pursue excellence

  • We don’t stand still.
  • We always look to improve.
  • We drive innovation and effective use of technology.

We value your relationship with us

  • We build robust relationships with our users, commissioners and suppliers.
  • We work with clinicians to improve patient outcomes.
  • We value our peoples collective and individual contributions.

You can depend on us

  • We will use our resources responsibly and effectively.
  • We use public funds effectively.
  • We deliver on our commitments.

Making every test matter

  • We know every result can make the difference in a patient’s journey.
  • We work to ensure the result and advice is accessible and timely.
  • We realise the importance of our service to a patient’s experience and outcomes.

Our strategic objectives

  • Optimise our organisation in quality, efficiency, infrastructure and workforce
  • Grow and develop our presence to strengthen our position in the market
  • Build a strong customer-focused organisation

Latest news

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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