Carter report

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Title of Report: Carter report
Lord Carter of Coles
Year of Publication
2006 and a further report in 2008
Commissioned by Department of Health to review the state of Pathology in the NHS
Scope of report
Main Findings or Recommendations
Problems with NHS Pathology identified:
  • a fragmented service
  • limited IT connectivity
  • incomplete data on true costs


  • commission based practice.
  • pilot projects
Criticisms and Limitations
Lumps all Pathology sub-specialties together
Other comments

A review of NHS pathology services in England by Lord Carter of Coles, published in 2006[1] with a further report ("Carter 2") in 2008.[2] The report made various recommendations on how to improve the infrastructure, efficiency and organisation of pathology services.

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