This compendium was collated by telephone, email and online survey in 2015-2016 and is an update on the previous compendium of 2009 compiled by Prof. T Dawson titled “UK NHS Neuroscience Institutions and their Neuropathology Service”. The material presented here is augmented by data regarding the number of direct clinical care (DCC) sessions available for NHS diagnostic work as ascertained in a survey of the national neuropathology workload and workforce in 2014 as performed by Drs Ute Pohl and Maria Thom.
There are 31 NHS neuroscience centres (with neurosurgery) in the UK, including 4 in Scotland and 1 in Wales. Six centres (Royal Free, Haywards Heath, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stoke and Coventry) have no internal neuropathology department and rely on geographically proximate neuropathology centres to service their requirements. Hull maintains a neuropathology laboratory with reporting networked via arrangements with Sheffield.