The government has announced £15m of spending on 23 projects from the pathology modernisation fund. The projects, which include money for modernisation, information technology, pathology reorganisation, training, and new screening services, were chosen by an independent steering group. Junior health minister Lord Hunt said they set the pattern for pathology modernisation and would act as demonstration projects. 'Pathology must be willing to meet new challenges as we implement the NHS plan,' he said.