In order to meet rising demand for diagnostic services, the NHS have outlined their vision to increase diagnostic capacity to drive early disease diagnosis and enable access to the latest medical technologies, efficient workflows and robust informatics tools.
Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) are key to transforming current models of care delivery by providing access to “right first time” diagnostics and treatment services, closer to patient's homes.
The scope for CDC is broad. Philips vision is that these centres will specialise in providing services that meet cardiovascular, fitness, wellness and health themes across Radiology, Cardiology, Oncology, Respiratory and Sleep health spaces. With a continuing need to focus on the wider health needs of our population, we also envisage the expansion of CDC with further NHS–commissioned specialist services. The focus would be to support the elderly and patients with underlying health conditions by improving access to expert health services whilst reducing travel. This could encompass general practice, pharmacy and tele-dentistry services.