Providing Histopathology Services for Over 15 years.

With a UK Wide Reach.

The founders of Cellular Pathology Services Ltd, Dr Joseph El-Jabbour and Dr Paul Mitra, have been working in the private sector since 1993.

In 2005, they took the decision to become fully engaged in the independent sector.  In 2007, Cellular Pathology Services Ltd was born and has grown from strength to strength in providing an exceptional service to healthcare clients across the whole of the UK.

Our team is made up of over 13 clinical and scientific staff along with a dedicated client services team who are at hand to offer support and assistance whenever required. Our client training program along with dedicated account management makes migrating from one service provider to CPS a seamless, timely and trouble-free process.

We are actively involved in technology-based research covering pioneering new tissue processing techniques and digital pathology in diagnosis. It’s why we prefer to work in a paperless environment with our clients.

With no long-term agreements, complex pricing or hidden charges, our service couldn’t be easier to use. From sample pickup to result, we deliver everything you require to utilise our service.

Fully Accredited Laboratory

  • CQC registered
  • ISO15189:2012 accredited
  • Laboratory registered with UK NEQAS
  • IBMS approved training laboratory covering Support Staff, Pre-Registration, Post-Registration, (Cellular Pathology)
  • Pathologists on the Specialist Register of the GMC
  • BMS’s are HCPC registered and participate in all relevant CPD schemes
  • Registered with the ICO as a holder of confidential data; GDPR compliant

A Complete Histopathology Service

  • Fast Turnaround Times – >90% in <72hrs.
  • Consultant Pathologist availability around the clock for Clinicopathological discussions
  • Participation in MDT meetings, either in person or remotely
  • Microscopic digital images can also be provided if clinically appropriate
  • Specialist medical courier collection service
  • All relevant consumables supplied and delivered
  • Client services team available to deal with all queries Mon-Fri, 9 am to 6 pm
  • On call out of hours service available on 07775 44 66 88
  • Results are sent via secure email or accessed securely online
  • Pathology training packages for relevant staff
  • Dedicated Account Management
  • Daily charge manifest with monthly invoicing

Secure Access to Results

Results are dispatched via secure email to multiple email addresses via Egress. In addition, we also provide access to our secure online portal to:

  • Track specimen progress
  • View results
  • Audit your cases
  • Request specimen analysis

Our Consultant Pathologists fully support your patient’s care pathway, participating in person or remotely at MDT’s whilst being available around the clock for Clinicopathological discussions.

Contact CPS Today

To find out more contact our team today at or call 01923 233299


Paul and Joseph

The Management Team

Dr Joseph El Jabbour - FRCPath

Co-founding Director

Dr. Joseph El-Jabbour co-founded CPS limited. He is currently the managing and medical director.

Joseph is passionate about delivering a “high quality, rapid and timely pathology service as part of a clinical team”. His other passion at work is IT about which he says “IT can play a greater role in Clinical Medicine and can enhance the delivery of patient care further.” His vision of a paperless streamlined workflow processes, has driven and created a bespoke laboratory computer system, which handles all laboratory functions efficiently and flexibly.

After graduating from Damascus University, Joseph trained in Lebanon, Edinburgh and London. He took up NHS Consultant pathologist post in 1993, staying in the NHS until 2005. Since then, he has been fully engaged in the Independent Sector.

Outside work, Joseph’s passion is trekking in high altitude locations such as the Himalayas.
Linked in: Joseph El-Jabbour

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Dr Paul Mitra - FRCPath

Co-founding Director

Dr. Paul Mitra co-founded CPS limited and is the Registered Manager with CQC. He is the chairman of the Board and is also responsible for Heath & Safety in CPS. Dr Mitra says “I am passionate about delivering the highest quality cellular pathology service, focusing on the individual needs of patients and clients, both consultants and hospitals.”

Dr Mitra graduated from St George’s Medical School, and trained at Guy’s Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. He has held consultant pathologist appointments in the NHS serving as both head of department for Cellular Pathology and Clinical Director for pathology services. Paul has been fully engaged in the independent sector since 2005.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and International Academy of Pathologists and is a regular attendee of national and international specialty conferences.

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Quality Statement

Getting it right first time.

At CPS quality is paramount to our business and company ethos with an emphasis on “getting it right first time and every time”.

CPS is registered with the Care Quality Commission – CQC (1-284279024) and has UKAS Medial Laboratory accreditation (reference: 9685).

All of our technical laboratory results are Quality Assured through the appropriate and nominated External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS), along with daily quality control checks in the laboratory technical areas.

Our pathologists also participate in clinical EQA schemes as appropriate to their experience and specialist profiles.

In line with UKAS requirements and the ISO15189:2012, CPS has established a policy on how to manage uncertainty of measurement.

We are proud to be CQC certified, UKAS ISO 15189:2012 and IBMS approved

Our Consultant Pathologists

We participate in all relevant technical External Quality Assurance (EQA) schemes, which are used to ensure the quality of the tissue processing and staining procedure.

Each of the Consultant Cellular Pathologists is experienced in general histopathology but also sub specialises in particular aspects of pathology. For example, these include dermatopathology, uropathology, breast pathology, gynaecological pathology and gastrointestinal pathology.

Pathologists participation in EQA’s is a requirement of practising at CPS.

We are continually recruiting sessional pathologists to cover our expanding work profile.

If you are interested in joining, you are welcome to call our medical director on 01923 233299 for a confidential discussion.

Dr J El-Jabbour FRCPath
GMC number: 3375154

Dr P Mitra FRCPath
GMC number: 2569369

Dr A Arnaout FRCPath
GMC number: 3639685

Dr R Smith FRCPath
GMC number: 2853444

Dr D Cowlishaw FRCPath
GMC number: 4423182

Dr I Morrison FRCPath
GMC number: 4741640

Dr H Ibrahim FRCPath
GMC number: 7022476

Dr K Elliott FRCPath
GMC number: 7073127

Dr L Ozretic
GMC number: 7595966

Dr T Walker FRCPath
GMC number: 4039554

Dr J Williams FRCPath
GMC number: 4766254

Dr S Al-Habba FRCPath
GMC number: 5203729

Dr E Kokohaare FRCPath
GMC number: 7023524

Dr G Hall FRCPath
GDC number: 79345

Dr P Oliveira
GMC number: 7524386

Dr P Anketell FRCPath
GMC number: 6139886

Dr A Tsigka
GMC number: 4710222

Dr M Mathers FRCPath
GMC number: 4180508

Dr S Sioletic
GMC number: 7437500

Dr L Munthali FRCPath
GMC number: 4662020