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Southern Derbyshire Shared Care Pathology


 Information for Primary Care


These guidelines represent agreed best practice between primary and secondary care professionals in Southern Derbyshire. Where they are used outside Southern Derbyshire Primary Care, agreement should be reached locally regarding appropriate action limits, referral pathways and contact details.


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What is Shared Care Pathology?

To find out more about the purpose and direction of our Shared Care Pathology Service, click here.


Who Are We?

Shared Care Pathology is led by a core group consisting of:

Julia Forsyth                          
Consultant Clinical Scientist and Associate Clinical Director for Pathology
Helen Seddon  
Lead Clinical Scientist for Shared Care Pathology
Penny Blackwell
Lead GP for Shared Care Pathology


A wider working group of GPs and hospital consultants are involved in the development of individual guidelines.


Contact Us

We welcome your feedback on our existing guidelines and ideas for the future. Please use the following email address to get in touch:


Although this email account is checked regularly, if you wish to contact us by phone during working hours, please call on: 

Biochemistry:  01332 789383 (8am - 7pm)

Haematology: 01332 788517 (9am - 9pm)

Microbiology:  01332 788218 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

The Southern Derbyshire CCG Primary Care web page can be accessed here:



Last modified: 10/10/2018