Who we are

Established in 2011/12, Southwest Pathology Services took responsibility for delivering the full range of laboratory services to Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 1 June 2012, serving a population of 500,000 and over 100 GP practices.

The new SPS hub laboratory, located at Lisieux Way, Taunton, services the NHS and other organisations in the south west, undertaking the high quality, efficient processing of routine and non-urgent testing, reporting results according to clinically agreed turnaround times.

SPS operate Essential Service Laboratories (ESLs) to perform the urgent, and other clinically required testing, on site at each hospital we service.

All SPS laboratories are fully accredited and compliant with CPA, MHRA, HTA, CQC, and PH England NHS CSP. You can find more information about our quality standards here.