Referral Centres

Cases may be referred off site for a number of reasons:

  • Where the consultant reporting a case feels that it is sufficiently rare, difficult or unusual to warrant an external expert opinion
  • Where there is a network requirement for review of a cancer diagnosis
  • Where the patient is discussed by a specialist or network multi-disciplinary team (MDT) as part of agreed network practice
  • Where the patient is referred between locality and specialist teams in the network for treatment (or diagnostic) purposes and review of existing pathological material is requested or forms part of agreed network practice
  • Where the requested test is not included in the department repertoire (e.g. HER2 testing)
  • Diagnostic reporting to maintain turnaround times
Name of consultant pathologist Address Area of expertise
National Amyloidosis Centre – UCL Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG Amyloid
Prof A. Malcolm, Dr Green Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Soft tissue
Dr N Brown Institute of Human Genetics Newcastle Upon Tyne Genetics & ALK
Professor G. McCluggage Department of Pathology, Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, Belfast Gynaecology
Dr T Helliwell The Royal Liverpool Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP Head and neck
Professor P Sloane Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP Head and neck and maxo facial
Dr M Sheppard Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NP Heart
Professor A Nicholson Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP Lung
Dr K Wood Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP Lymphoma
Dr E Calonje St. John’s Institute of Dermatology 1st Floor South Wing St. Thomas’ Hospital London SE1 7EH Skin
Dr Petra Dildey Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP Soft tissue
Professor C Fisher Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW3 6JJ Soft tissue and tumour pathology
Professor Chris Fletcher Surgical Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 Soft tissue
Dr S. Natu University Hospital North Tees, Hardwick Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS19 8PE Thyroid
Professor N Shepherd Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham GL53 7AN Gastro Intestinal
Histology Department University Hospital North Tees, Hardwick Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS19 8PE Her2 testing (breast)
NewGene NewGene Ltd, Institute of Human Genetics, Central parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ KRAS, EGFR and molecular testing
Source Bioscience Source Bioscience UK Ltd, 1 Orchard place, Nottingham business Park, Nottingham, NG8 6PX Gastric HER 2 testing
University College London, Immunocytochemistry Department Dept of Pathology, Rockefeller Building, Univeristy Street, LONDON, WC1E 6JJ Antibodies not part of the department’s repertoire
Electron Microscopy Department Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP Electron microscopy
Unilabs Evelyn House, 142-144 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6YF Diagnostic reporting service
Professor T Ulbright Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Health Pathology Laboratory, Room 4014, 350 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA Gynaecologic, gastroenterologic and urologic pathology bladder cancer diagnostic service
Dr A Jack HMDS, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF Lymphomas
Dr N Shephard Gloucester Royal Hospital GI
Dr W Merchant St James’s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF Dermatopathology
Dr E Hodges Molecular Pathology, Tremona Road, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD Clonality studies
Dr M Goddard Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE Cardiothoracic pathology
Dr C Bacon Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP Lymphoma
Professor J W Ironside National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit, University of Edinburgh,
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
CJD cases
Dr E Oliva Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA Gynaecological & genitourinary pathology
Professor M Sheppard St George’s University of London Cardiovascular pathology
Professor S.Brandner Division of Neuropathology, Box 126, UCL Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG Neurodegenerative diseases
Dr J L Hornick Harvard Medical School, USA Anatomical, gastrointestinal, soft tissue, surgical pathology
Dr Shu An Molecular Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, UCL, London Molecular studies
Molecular Diagnostics Centre for Molecular Pathology, The Royal Marsden, Cotswold Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG BRAF
Dr Mudhar, Dr D.Slater Royal Hallamshire Hospital, London Skin
Dr J Sirintropin Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, LA, USA Urology
Prof J Esptein Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA Urology
Prof T Ubright Indiana University School of Medicine, Pathology Laboratory, USA Expert opinion