||<p>By 2021, all pathology services across England will be part of a pathology network.
Pathology networks will mean quicker test turnaround times, improved access to more
complex tests at a lower overall cost and better career opportunities for healthcare
scientists and clinicians. This will improve the quality of the service offered to
patients and benefit patient care. NHS Improvement estimates have suggested a single
network is predicting to make savings of £26 million during the next five years, while
others forecasting their average cost per test drop by a fifth, and overall the National
Health Service hopes to save £200 million through the project by 2021.</p>