NPIC progress its digital pathology rollout further, as another NHS Trust connects to world leading national network

LEEDS, West Yorkshire, November 2023 Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust have now connected to the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) digital pathology picture archiving and communication system (PACS). This high-capacity pathology image repository and exchange system, revolutionises how pathologists provide patient services and expert opinions, which will facilitate digital transformation across pathology for the Trust. … Read more

Another NHS Trust in England connects to world leading national digital pathology network

The National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) has successfully connected another NHS Hospital Trust to its national digital pathology imaging network. This marks another major step towards national roll-out of the system, delivering on NPIC’s mission to revolutionise NHS pathology, enabling sharing of expertise, and harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnosis. Harrogate & District NHS Foundation … Read more

UKRI D2EDPM CoE Interoperability: Quality Assurance Workstream National Staining Survey

Pathology Slides

Information for laboratories contributing data to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (D2EDPM CoE)  Interoperability workstream on Quality Assurance Why should we get involved?  There is consensus that quality assurance is a crucial aspect in any pathology laboratory but digital whole slide imaging (WSI) is a … Read more

New partnership for pathology-genomics research announced by National Pathology Imaging Co-operative and Genomics England

Digital pathology

A new initiative, the Genomics Pathology Imaging Collection (GPIC) to accelerate cancer research has launched. This important joint initiative by the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) and Genomics England will combine digital pathology and genomic data to create a unique resource for cancer researchers. A summary article published in Nature Medicine outlines how this collaboration … Read more

National program to digitise NHS pathology services launches


The National Pathology Imaging Co-operative, NPIC, opens opportunities for NHS trusts throughout the country to digitise pathology and improve patient diagnoses, following new funding and expanding the usage of Sectra’s digital pathology solution and VNA. A multi-million pound NHS initiative that already spans six trusts is expanding to help laboratories across different parts of the … Read more

Digital pathology in breast cancer diagnosis

To raise awareness around Breast Cancer Awareness month, this October NPIC has teamed up with one of our specialist breast cancer pathologists at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to bring you the below video. In this short video Dr Millican-Slater talks about her work as a pathologist and how advances in technology can enhance this … Read more

NPIC Launches First Public Exhibit

This month the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative saw the launch of our very first public exhibition ‘Digitising Disease: Artificial intelligence under the microscope’. This exhibition forms part of our ongoing public and patient involvement initiative here at NPIC and is currently being displayed at the Oxford public library as part of the Oxford Festival of … Read more

NPIC and Exponential-e join together in strategic partnership


Partnership will help accelerate cancer diagnosis and improve digital pathology for the NHS 15 September 2021 The National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) announces that Exponential-e, the leading specialist in connectivity, cloud and unified communications solutions has become its strategic platform provider. The partnership with Exponential-e will support NPIC’s development of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve … Read more

A new consortium of the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) will establish the biggest database of pathology images to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence in medicine.


Nijmegen, 1 February 2021 – To take AI development in pathology to the next level, a European consortium combining leading European research centres, hospitals as well as major pharmaceutical industries, is going to develop a repository for the sharing of pathology data.The 6-year, €70 million project called BIGPICTURE, will herald a new era in pathology. … Read more

Funding Boost for Leeds Based National Research Programme That Aims To Speed Up The Diagnosis Of Diseases


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) led research programme, National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC), is one of three centres that will benefit from a £50 million funding boost announced today, which will speed up the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer. This funding will scale up the work of existing Centres of Excellence in Digital … Read more