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Community diagnostics centres
In 2020, an independent NHS review into the recovery and renewal of diagnostic services post COVID-19 (the Richards report) identified ever-increasing demand and lack of capacity requiring urgent action. The challenge for healthcare providers like Healthshare is to build diagnostic centres in communities across the UK to support the NHS tackle lengthy waiting lists for elective diagnostic procedures.
What we did
To support the NHS, we built a Community Diagnostics Centre in North West London. The West London Clinic, as it became known (formerly Riverside) is supported by our direct access GP diagnostics service. This clinic was commissioned, built and mobilised within a 7-month window and self-funded by Healthshare, with a significant investment of £8m.
The West London Clinic, our Community Diagnostic Centre, boasts state-of-the-art facilities including:
3.0T wide bore MRI, endoscopy suite, echocardiology, digital X-ray and ultrasound.
We are meeting local needs and supporting earlier diagnosis by seeing patients who have been referred by their GP closer to home. We are also supporting the local acute trusts by providing additional capacity to progress with recovery from the pandemic.