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Quality Assured

The laboratories on the York and Scarborough hospital sites are Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) UK Ltd. accredited.  CPA is a subsidiary of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).  Accreditation awarded by CPA (UK) Ltd is the result of a successful external inspection. This is a formal audit that assesses the ability of the Laboratory to provide services to the highest quality. Laboratories holding CPA accreditation offer their users the reassurance of clearly defined standards. We provide a comprehensive consultative and diagnostic service in collaboration with all users throughout the York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and beyond.  CPA inspection occurs regularly and all departments are fully accredited.

Quality Policy

The Quality Policy of Laboratory Medicine encompasses the values, drivers and motivations of the Trust mission statement as well as the Directorates own quality objectives: Click Here

Quality Manual

This Quality Manual describes the Quality Management System (QMS) in use throughout this laboratory for the benefit of the directorate’s own management and staff, service users and accreditation and regulatory bodies. The QMS is the process developed to support the generation of an efficient and effective, high quality and appropriate laboratory advice, testing and recommendation service. It encompasses all elements of quality delivery, including management systems, quality assurance and quality control: Click Here


Quality is a strategic goal that delivers the best outcome for both clinician and patient. Laboratory Medicine has a primary commitment to quality which clearly requires a close partnership between the providers and users of this service. We are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards. I am sure that the information contained in these pages will prove invaluable in helping us to achieve this goal.

Dr Neil Todd

Consultant Microbiologist

Clinical Director

Web page last updated: 22nd March 2017


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