Welcome to the NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership.

The purpose of the NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership (the Pathology Partnership) is to provide patients with a high-quality, cost-effective service, and ensure the longer-term sustainability of NHS pathology services in east and south east London.

We are a new organisation, jointly owned by Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. Set up as an arms-length organisation, hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust, we have our own board and governance, with each of the three trusts having an equal voice and vote in the running of the Pathology Partnership.

One of the largest pathology providers in the NHS, the Pathology Partnership brings together the strengths of teams from each of the three trusts in to a single organisation, dedicated to the provision of pathology.

Unsurprisingly, becoming a new organisation brings with it challenges and we are keen to appoint an independent Chair to help guide us through the next stage of our journey.  The successful candidate will bring a background in senior leadership of change and partnership working, a collegiate and emotionally intelligent approach to chairing and a strong values-base.

S/he will be joining us at an exciting and dynamic time for our new organisation: we will be going through a complex transformation programme between now and December 2023 to become a single, integrated pathology network. This drive – to establish a networked ‘hub and spoke’ model of service delivery – reflects NHS policy and is happening at varying speeds to pathology departments across the country.

At the same time, becoming a new organisation gives us a unique opportunity to shape how pathology is provided for the benefit of the patients we serve.

To learn more please contact our recruitment partners Jenny Adrian or Rhiannon Smith from Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at

Download the candidate pack here

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Date Event
8th June 2021 Application closing date