A large district general hospital in the East of England had built up a backlog of cases breaching cancer wait targets and with a significant delay in reports due to a shortage of consultant staff.


Histopthology case study SHS Partners NHS waiting list backlog


Working in full collaboration with the hospital, SHS Partners established a rapid response histopathology reporting service delivery model. A secure online reporting platform was used, backed by UK-accredited Consultant Histopathologists, all approved by the hospital and with specialist cancer expertise.


  • Total 24,000+ cases reported with c.280 cases per week
  • 90% of cases were reported within 2 working days
  • Successful reporting on routine and 2 Week Wait biopsies
  • Transparent and easily calculated fixed cost per case
  • Seamless integration with NHS Trust

Contact SHS Partners today to start the conversion and learn how we can help your NHS Trust, your patients and your team.