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NPIC - Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative

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NPIC (Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative) is a unique collaboration between NHS, Academic and Industry partners. Beginning in 2019, NPIC will deploy digital pathology across hospitals in the North of England and will develop artificial intelligence tools to help diagnose cancer and other diseases

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  • Full digitisation of NHS laboratories covering population of 3 million people
  • 760,000 slides per year
  • 1 Petabyte of pathology image data per year covering all specialties and stains
  • Structured pathology data capture
  • Linkages to clinical data and custom dataset generation
  • Interoperability, standardisation and quality assurance workpackages
  • Ethics, Trust and Public engagement work
  • Centre for Digital Pathology Innovation at Leeds for Industry, Academia and Healthcare to collaborate

Further Details

Darren Treanor, Consultant Pathologist -

Dal Bansal, NPIC Operations Director -



Univerity of Leeds Univerity of Liverpool
Univerity of Manchester Univerity of Newcastle
Univerity of Nottigham Univerity of Oxford
Univerity of Sheffield


NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Airedale Hospitals
NHS Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospitals
NHS Harroagte and District Hospitals NHS Mid Yorkshire Hospitals


Leica Biosystems Sectra Roche
FFEI HeteroGenius X Lab Systems
Optimam mTuitive CliniSys Futamura

Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative, NPIC (Project no. 104687) is supported by a £50m investment from the Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine strand of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, managed and delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and UKRI Logos