Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services
Lighthouse Laboratory

The new BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory is being established to test COVID-19 swabs as part of the national testing effort to help tackle the coronavirus.

We are preparing a brand new NHS laboratory in Bracknell which will use state-of-the-art equipment to provide accurate testing at scale. 400 scientists and support staff are being recruited to provide a 24/7 testing service at our new laboratory, enabling us to process tens of thousands of tests a day. Find out how to join the team here.

NHS Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) is one of the largest NHS pathology networks in the country. The BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory will test swabs from the general public. At BSPS we have significant expertise in diagnostic testing and have been testing swabs from NHS staff and patients since Spring 2020.

Recent News

Stay up-to-date with news from the Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services Lighthouse Lab.


Phase one Laboratory handover

December 15, 2020

The Pirbright Institute to support national testing programme

December 1, 2020

Recruitment drive underway for 400 new roles at COVID-19 testing laboratory in Bracknell

November 17, 2020

New BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory

November 1, 2020

The Bracknell Lighthouse Laboratory is run by Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services, on behalf of NHS Test and Trace. 

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