Who we are


Integrated Pathology Partnerships (iPP) was established in 2010 to work in partnership with the NHS to deliver transformed pathology testing services in the UK. iPP now conducts more than 24 million tests per annum and employs over 600 staff across seven sites in the UK.

iPP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNLAB, the European leader in delivery of high quality pathology testing and imaging services. SYNLAB operates in 35 countries across four continents, employing more than 19,000 members of staff and conducting over 500 million tests per annum. For more information about SYNLAB please visit their website: www.synlab.com

iPP – A proven partner

iPP was specifically established to enable UK healthcare organisations to strengthen the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their pathology services.

The combined operational expertise and scientific leadership of iPP equip it to be a strategic partner to both the NHS and independent healthcare providers. We can assist a wide variety of healthcare providers and commissioners in meeting the challenges of quality, cost and rising demand in UK pathology services.

iPP is a team with a proven track record and unrivalled credentials. It is the first company to truly demonstrate the improvements that can be delivered through a hub and spoke model. iPP also has the unique expertise of being able to deliver transformation in a fast and efficient manner whilst maintaining and enhancing the existing pathology operations. The principle of making a positive difference to patient care is at the heart of our business ethos.

iPP offers a full range of diagnostic tests and services ranging from phlebotomy, routine and urgent tests through to the launch of cutting edge molecular diagnostics. Since its inception, iPP has formed joint venture (JV) partnerships with five NHS Foundation Trusts in Taunton, Yeovil, Southend, Basildon and the Christie in Manchester. JV partnerships ensure that the service remains governed by clinicians and senior executives from the hospital Trusts and ensure that the service meets the demands of its customers from primary care through to A&E. In addition, we work in close collaboration with GP stakeholders to improve service delivery including improved access to community testing, point of care testing and phlebotomy.

Today, iPP has three operating companies: iPP Limited and iPP Analytics provide a fully-fledged testing service in Somerset and Essex respectively. iPP Facilities manages the laboratory facilities, equipment and logistics at all of the iPP laboratory locations.

You can read more about our partnerships on our iPP Labs pages.