Brighton and Sussex and Surrey and Sussex pathology services: advice on proposed merger

Review of a proposal to merge the pathology services of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.


Monitor completed this review to advise the NHS Trust Development Authority on how the merger could affect choice or competition.

It concludes the merger is not likely to have a negative effect on patients and taxpayers as a result of a loss of choice or competition.

For mergers involving only NHS trusts (rather than NHS foundation trusts), Monitor’s role is advisory.