Merger rules: how they affect pathology service reconfigurations

Guidance for NHS providers and commissioners on the application of merger control rules to pathology service reconfigurations.



This document outlines how rules on mergers can affect changes to pathology services in the NHS.

It also details the roles of Monitor and the Office of Fair Trading in a merger review.

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Questions for the OFT in relation to mergers should be addressed to