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Cytology featured in the IBMS My Lab series

Cytology Manager Kay Ellis gives a guided tour of her department at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust cares for 2 million patients each year, and provides diagnostic services from its state-of-the-art laboratories at both the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospital. The cutting-edge facilities enable the Trust to carry out 25 million diagnostic tests each year, with rapid results, and house some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment in Europe.

The Cervical Screening Department is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and provides Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing and cervical cytology for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) and the States of Jersey. This equates to approximately 110,000 cervical samples a year. To process and report this workload we have 32 staff.