Clinical effectiveness

The Clinical Effectiveness Team supports pathology laboratories to deliver the ‘right test, right time, every time’ for patients. To achieve this, we:

  • provide a national framework of standards through which pathology laboratories can demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of their services
  • provide high quality, evidence-based and NICE-accredited guidance
  • support professional development to deliver and reward high quality audit and service improvement activities 
  • are developing a portfolio of relevant key performance/assurance indicators

  • Quality improvement

    The College uses a range of systematic activities to analyse performance in a systematic effort to improve quality.

  • Clinical guidelines programme

    Click here to find out what clinical guidelines the College is currently working on.

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

    Key performance indicators (KPIs) have been developed to assist laboratories in demonstrating their contribution to patient management pathways.

  • College involvement in NICE consultations

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on treatments and care for those using the NHS in England and Wales.