NCL Community Diagnostics Hub survey

Closed 21 Apr 2021

Opened 12 Apr 2021


North London Partners in Health and Care are currently developing a business case for establishing a Community Diagnostics Hub (CDH) in North Central London.

To help inform the business case, we are seeking the views of imaging leads / clinicians, on:

  • What services we should prioritise for inclusion in our first hub within the first year.
  • What services you think should ideally not be located in a community hub at this time.
  • What modalities you think need to be prioritised for inclusion in the hub.

If you are an imaging lead / clinician and you work in North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington), we would like to hear from you.

To give your views, please click on the link below.

What is a Clinical Diagnostic Hub?

CDHs are being set up across the country in response to the Mike Richards’ independent review of diagnostic services for NHS England (2020). The main aims of CDH’s are to provide an array of suitable diagnostic services out of community settings to help:

  • Minimise risks of transmission of Covid-19 between patients, visitors and staff during the diagnostic process, thereby providing a safe environment for patients and staff for the conduct of diagnostics for all disease pathways during the period in which Covid-19 is endemic.
  • Increase and optimise diagnostic capacity in the longer term through the separation of acute and elective diagnostic provision – providing benefits in terms of efficiency and quicker access to testing and convenience for patients.
  • Improve patient experience of the diagnostic process and facilitate earlier diagnosis of a range of conditions, where possible providing a suite of tests in one day in a single location.

Click here (see Appendix 7) for more about Community Diagnostics Hubs.

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