Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) is supporting the transformation of elective care delivery in North Central London. It has been delivered through partnership working. Watch our video below to hear the benefits for patients, staff and partners.
Patients have improved access; staff enjoy working there; and for the NHS, it has created additional diagnostic capacity so patients can be tested and diagnosed quicker.
North Central London Integrated Care System (ICS) worked with CDC hosts Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Community Health Partnerships (CHP) managers of Finchley Memorial Hospital – a purpose-built community-based health facility, and North London Estates Partnerships and gbpartnerships to open the CDC in July 2021.
As one of the first CDCs in the country, it has seen over 80,000 patients since it opened and was featured as a case study in the NHS delivery plan to tackle the Covid-19 elective backlog.
Community Diagnostic Centres are one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests right in the heart of local communities. They are the future of healthcare delivery. At Finchley, diagnostic services include CT, MRI, ultrasound and ophthalmology scans, additional phlebotomy (blood tests), cardiology and respiratory tests and vascular thermography.