Case studies and testimonials


“The Lifecycle team were able to rise to the challenge of moving our organisations from SOC to FBC in 9 months. They were able to efficiently engage with all Trusts at all levels of the organisation and help us reach an agreed model for a shared the service that was externally challenged and verified and which has translated in early wins and cash-releasing savings. Without the Lifecycle team we would not have been able to get our organisations to work together in such a challenging timescale.”

Graham Danks

Black Country Pathology Group Manager

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

“Kathleen and her team have helped us transform our direct access diagnostics. Through providing better management and coordination of contracts, negotiating cost reduction, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and implementing demand optimisation we have seen year-on-year reduction in activity and spend and improved patient pathways.”

Dr Imran Sajid

Clinical Lead

West London CCG

“When selecting our preferred pathology partner, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust was faced with the unique challenge of having to decide between different NHS network options outside our local care system and a local private provider. Chris’ unique understanding of Pathology laboratories, the London Pathology market and the NHSI national consolidation programme, helped us navigate through this difficult decision-making process. The highly commended work completed by him and his team has led to us “

Ben Maguire

Head of Business Development

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

“Pathology has been an ongoing programme for NHS England with limited success being achieved in the last 10 years. In 2016, Chris and his team were instrumental in the design and initiation of launching the new 29 Pathology networks. This project has injected much needed pace in our consolidation efforts and is making great progress nationally.”

David Wells

Head of Pathology Consolidation

NHS England and NHS Improvement

“The Lifecycle team has an unparalleled knowledge of diagnostics and has been able to guide the team through the development of our procurement strategy and clinical specification development for a future-proof service.”

David Lawson

Director of Procurement at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

South East London Pathology Programme Procurement

“Lifecycle has played a key part in helping our three organisations complete both the OBC and FBC for Pathology consolidation in less than a year, despite the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. Their experience and understanding of the challenges facing Pathology has meant that we able to get agreement on the best way forward fast.”

Ralph Coulbeck

Director of Strategy

Barts Health NHS Trusts

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