WinPath, the laboratory computer system, went live in the Biochemistry, Immunology and Haematology Departments at the RSCH and PRH sites in 2005. Microbiology, Virology, Cytology, Histology and Blood Transfusion followed in 2006. During 2014 WinPath Ward Enquiry was entirely replaced by ICE Desktop, a web-based system that was provided for use by Primary Care in 2009. This change attempts to provide a common view of patient pathology data across all care environments that use the BSUH Pathology service.
All results are made available on ICE Desktop, electronically connected clinical systems and GP systems as soon as they are available. There is no need to telephone the laboratory for these.
Instructions for existing users of WinPath Ward Enquiry requiring an ICE account:
- your current WinPath Ward enquiry username
- your full name
- The organisation that you work for.
Note: The email must be sent using your trust email account or NHS mail account.
Instructions for new users of ICE
New users will need to complete an individual application for access using the appropriate form below. Different instructions apply to BSUH and non-BSUH staff, so please select the correct form to download. Open the form in Microsoft Word, complete the details (including the authorisation section to be completed by your line manager) and return by email to the address stated at the end of the application form.
Applications will normally be processed within 5 working days and the applicant will be emailed their username and password.
ICE Desktop application form for BSUH staff.
ICE Desktop application form for users from other trusts.
ICE Desktop application form for QVH staff.
For information on how to get started with ICE please download the instructions below.
ICE Desktop userguide for BSUH staff.
ICE Desktop userguide for non-BSUH/ Community staff
Support is available in office hours Monday to Friday and we aim to respond to your enquiry within one working day.
The concept of turning off paper reporting for pathology has been supported by the Clinical Management Board and Health Records Committee. Before this can be done wards and departments must confirm they have a robust method for ensuring results are looked at via alternative means. Please contact Pathology IT for further information.