Proactive Healthcare Emphasized as United Kingdom Works to Reform Healthcare System and Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing

Speakers at Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine See Increased Role for Pathology DATELINE: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND—As our North American readers of Dark Daily arrive for work this morning, it will be late afternoon here in the United Kingdom and the last presentations on the second day of the 10th annual Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM) will be wrapping up. It was a packed auditorium this year at FiLM, as clinical biochemists, pathologists, and medical laboratory scientists gathered to learn...

British Health Service Budget Cuts Mean Less Funding for Pathology Laboratories

Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Leaders to Gather For 9th Annual FiLM Conference Many pathologists and clinical laboratory managers outside of the United Kingdom (U.K.) remain unaware of its government budget-cutting initiatives that call for all sectors of government services to spend as much as 20% less money during the coming budget cycle. The nation’s oft-admired National Health Service (NHS) will also undergo unprecedented reforms even as it sees severe budget cuts. Critics of the...
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