Our Pathology department performs diagnostic investigations that involve examining a wide range of specimens. The clinical laboratory helps in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diseases and medical conditions.

A team of Phlebotomists at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) have undertaken a Listening into Action project to streamline and improve Phlebotomy services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) which means they are seeing more patients each day.


Key Clinical Staff:

Dr Matthew Brown - Histopathology Consultant and Clinical Lead for Pathology

Nigel Nelson - Head of Pathology


Dr Ravinder Sodi - Consultant Clinical Biochemist


Dr Manal Atwan - Histopathology Consultant

Dr Francisco Sevilla - Histopathology Consultant

Dr Michael Babawale - Histopathology Consultant

Dr Phuoc-Tan Diep - Histopathology Consultant

Dr David S. Rosero-Cuesta, Histopathology Consultant 


Dr David Howarth - Haematology Consultant 

Dr Thet Oo - Haematology Consultant 

Dr Christina Kozlowski - Haematology Consultant 

Dr Ei Ei Htwe - Haematology Consultant


Carole Henderson – Phlebotomy Supervisor (FGH)

Karen Nuttall – Phlebotomy Supervisor (RLI)


Dr Kate Ogah - Microbiology Consultant

Prof. Craig Williams - Microbiology Consultant

Dr Monika Pasztor - Microbiology Consultant

Dr Luca Kormos - Microbiology Consultant

Updated June 2018

Pathology Glossary

Biochemistry - The study of chemical processes within the body

Blood Transfusion – The safe and timely provision of life saving blood/blood products and determination of blood groups, eg. for pre-operative and ante-natal care

Haematology – The study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood and coagulation disorders

Histopathology - The study and examination of tissue for diseases

Medical Microbiology - Involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases

Pathology - The study of causes and effects of diseases through examination of cells or tissues

Phlebotomy - The process of taking blood

Point of Care Testing – using pathological tests at the patient’s bedside, enhancing patient care

Venepuncture - The procedure of taking blood

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