Providing independent pathology services since 1993

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 personal service, and the highest quality of reporting, administration and swift turnaround times of results. The laboratory, which opened in 2011 is located just on the outskirts of London and is CQC certified, UKAS ISO 15189:2012 and IBMS approved.

CPS works across London and UK wide providing a full range of private pathology services to clinics, independent hospitals and the NHS sector.

CPS continues to develop and grow with increasing clinical demands for its services from both the Independent and NHS sectors, and will always understand that service, relationships, quality and reputation are tantamount to its business.

Paul and Joseph

The 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.
e: joseph@cellpathservices.co.uk
Linked in: Joseph El-Jabbour

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Scott Hague

Commercial Director

Scott Hague is the Commercial Director for CPS and is responsible for all client services and marketing functions of CPS.

Scott graduated from Salford University with a Bsc Hons degree in Total Quality Management and later studied for an MBA at the Open University. Scott has over 23 year’s commercial experience, working for large, multi-national blue chip organisations and more recently, running his own digital healthcare company in London. Scott comes from a family of healthcare professionals, rooted in both the private and public sector.

Scott is a firm believer in ‘getting the basics right’ when it comes to providing high standards in client services; “being adaptable and agile is a key component to our service proposition but more often than not, many other companies forget the basics when servicing their clients. Delivering on saying what you will do is a key value of our business and I am proud to be playing a part in leading our commercial strategy in such a dynamic company.

Scott is a passionate Liverpool FC supporter and plays competitive tennis for the County of Bedfordshire.

e: scott.hague@cellpathservices.co.uk

LinkedIn: Scott Hague

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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.
e: paul@cellpathservices.co.uk

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Keith Hague

Non Executive Director

Keith has over 40 years experience in Healthcare Management across the UK’s Public and Private sectors. He has operated at both Senior Executive and Chief Executive levels and has also extensive experience working in the overseas markets notably the Gulf States and Mediterranean Europe.

Keith says that he “learned his trade” within the NHS as a young manager working in various parts of the UK before transferring to the private sector working for major market leading companies which included BUPA and HCA. His final position was as CEO of the Wellington Hospital where he successfully completed 12 years taking The Wellington into the position as UK market leader. He now operates his own dedicated healthcare consultancy firm, Worldwide Healthcare Associates.

Keith is educated to BA degree and MSc degree in management studies, he is married with two grown up children.

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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

Consultant Pathologists

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 L Wahab FRCPath
GMC number: 6036933

Dr R Smith FRCPath
GMC number: 2853444