Diagnostic Service

If you want to send us a case, please include clinical information, imaging, slides and two representative blocks and post to:

Department of Musculoskeletal Histopathology,

Leopold Muller Arthritis Research Centre,

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust,

Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7AG.


Diagnostic service support 

Since 2016, our Pathology service has enjoyed a strong relationship with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust based in Stanmore, London.

Their pathologists led by Professor Adrienne M. Flanagan MB, BCh, BAO, LRCPI, LRCSI, FRCPath, PhD, FMedSci, NIHR Senior Investigator, OBE give unwavering support, advice and assistance in helping us achieve a professional clinically led service.

Their UKAS accredited department provides diagnostic results and reporting and offers molecular testing. For more information on the service they provide please see the RNOH webiste, here


Tumour and specialist orthopaedic

We are a specialist unit for bone and soft tissue diseases with over 2000 cases per year.

Turnaround times are the % of diagnostic specimens reported within a specific time.

The Royal College of Pathologists recommendation is that 90% of all biopsies are reported in <7 days and that 90% of all diagnostic specimens are reported in <10 days.