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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

January 15, 2021

New research shows that previous Covid-19 infection offers up to 94% protection from reinfection

A study carried out by Microbiologists at St George’s Hospital, using test data from South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories, shows that patients with laboratory evidence of Covid-19 in the first wave of the pandemic were 94% protected against reinfection in the second wave.

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December 1, 2020

South West London Pathology launches new website

The new website offers a clear and simple navigation, a detailed test database with an easy-to-use search function and a consumables section which is linked to the test database, making it easy for users to find the type of container (test tubes, urine pots etc) that they need for specific tests.

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November 13, 2020

Pathology service update: processing of allergy samples

Due to staffing pressures at the Immunology laboratory at St George’s Hospital, it is anticipated that allergy blood tests will be processed with an extended turnaround time of up to three weeks. This is expected to last through November and December.

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November 12, 2020

SWLP to introduce Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test

At the beginning of 2021, South West London Pathology (SWLP) will be introducing the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test from Siemens to our repertoire. The test can initially be requested by GPs in the borough of Wandsworth.

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