“Our mission at Philips is to improve people’s lives,” says Stephen McMillan, Solutions Lead for Philips in the UK.” We believe this partnership with Rutherford Diagnostics is an opportunity to deliver a truly patient-centric diagnostic service with high levels of staff satisfaction. Philips already has a number of innovative managed service agreements with NHS partners here in the UK, so this is an exciting expansion of this service for us, as we partner with our first private provider.”
Philips and Rutherford Diagnostics will help expand access to diagnostic services for local patients in a cost-effective way that supports the best possible patient outcomes and experiences.
“ Our focus is to change the current healthcare paradigm from a reactive model which responds to disease, to one that is proactive and preventative with far reaching long-term benefits”, comments Dr Steven Powell – Chief Executive Officer of Rutherford Diagnostics. “We required a strategic partner who will complement our diagnostic service offering with technological innovation, Philips is closely aligned to our vision and can manage complexity while remaining flexible. Philips is the right partner to support us on this journey.”
The first three community diagnostic centres are due to go live in 2020, with the remaining two in 2021. The first site is expected to welcome patients in Liverpool in 2020.
To find out more about Philips managed service agreements please visit Philips website here.