Partnering to open a first UK CDC

    Partnering to open a first UK diagnostics centre

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    In 2019 Philips and Rutherford Diagnostics agreed a 10-year strategic partnership, which will leverage Philips innovative radiology technology and Rutherford Diagnostics’ healthcare expertise, in order to deliver and operate advanced personalised diagnostic services through a network of community diagnostic centres and hubs, optimising healthcare outcomes for patients.  Rutherford Diagnostics is a subsidiary of Rutherford Health plc, who operate cancer centres across the United Kingdom.​

    A first Diagnostics Centre for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust​

    A first diagnostics centre has been agreed with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, with building work having commenced to develop a state-of-the-art diagnostics facility in Taunton, due for launch in Autumn 2021.
    A first Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC)

    The Rutherford Diagnostics Centre, Somerset, will be delivered through a Philips Managed Service. Philips will install best-in-class imaging equipment, provide management and technology utilisation reporting, deliver education and enable access to research and innovation programmes.​


    The diagnostics centre is expected to help support NHS capacity and expedite care of patients, improving efficiencies and patient experience.  The centre will also be available to private medical insurance and self-pay patients in the South West region of the United Kingdom.

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    A long-term partnership created to drive improvements to diagnostic services

    Philips and Rutherford Diagnostics will partner to improve diagnostic services across the United Kingdom, through the launch of five new state-of-the-art community diagnostic centres (CDC) and diagnostic hubs (CDH).
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    Philips and Rutherford Diagnostics will combine to expand access to diagnostic services for local patients in a cost-effective way that supports the best possible patient outcomes and experiences.

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    Presenters:  Stephen McMillan, Head of Solutions CoE Philips UKI & Jeevan Gunaratnam, Community Diagnostic Director, Philips UKI


    In order to deliver on the NHS plan and vision, Philips’ premise is that there needs to be a transformation in delivery of diagnostic and treatment services in England, expanding care delivery out of traditional hospital settings into community and specialist settings, as well as using the opportunity granted by affordable and accessible spaces on our high streets.




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