Community Diagnostic Centres
Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC's) has been designed to increase the capacity of diagnostics. Providing community based access to diagnostic services, leaving hospital site diagnostics additional capacity to manage emergency and non-elective inpatient workload.
CDCs are expected to evolve to offer more comprehensive, coordinated diagnostic testing for patients in one site, closer to home, enabling faster and earlier diagnosis of conditions.
Each CDC will be a free standing multi-diagnostic facility that is located away from main acute hospital facilities, including but not only on the high street and in retail locations. There is a national target to deliver 44 CDCs across England; of which 8 of these will be across the Midlands.
Read the full media release from 29 June 2023.