UK laboratory services hit by deficits as Atos Origin eyes region's Dx contracts
This article was originally published in Clinica
Measures to reduce a £25m ($48m) deficit at the UK's Plymouth NHS Trust are expected to particularly hit its laboratory services, which comprise biochemistry, haematology, immunology, molecular biology and cell culture operations. So warns the health workers union Amicus, in response to plans to cut 400 staff, on top of a current recruitment freeze. * French group Atos Origin has been made the preferred bidder for a five-year independent sector diagnostics contract across the South West region (full story follows).