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Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre shortlisted for award

We’re delighted that the collaborative working between North London Estate Partnerships, gbpartnerships, Community Health Partnerships and North Central London (NCL) ICS at the Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre has been recognised as finalists in the LaingBuisson Awards 2022, Public Private Partnerships Category.

The Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at Finchley Memorial Hospital has now helped over 50,000 NHS patients across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington to get quicker access to diagnostic scans and tests since opening in 2021. CDCs are being established across the UK to increase NHS diagnostic capacity by providing new facilities and equipment, training new staff, creating new partnerships and innovative ways of delivering healthcare, whilst reducing pressures on acute sites such as hospitals.

CDCs are being established across the UK to increase NHS diagnostic capacity by providing new facilities and equipment, training new staff, creating new partnerships and innovative ways of delivering healthcare, whilst reducing pressures on acute sites.

Diagnostic services at Finchley CDC

Finchley Memorial Hospital CDC opened in August 2021 and was one of the first sites in the UK to begin providing services in this new and innovative way. This ambitious programme has rapidly grown from a single mobile CT scanner to now include one fixed and one mobile MRI scanner and two non-obstetric ultrasound machines. Diagnostic services currently available include MRI and CT scans, non-obstetric ultrasound scans, blood tests, ophthalmology, and other cardiology, respiratory and microvascular tests. The new, dedicated MRI suite opened last week with the first fixed scanner now operational.

Over the next year, other work taking place at the Finchley CDC includes:

  • Further expansion of the MRI suite with an additional fixed scanner
  • Installing a fixed CT scanner
  • Developing x-ray services
  • Expanding respiratory services to include sleep testing (in addition to lung function tests currently offered)

The Finchley Memorial Hospital was chosen as one of the first CDC sites because it could be opened quickly, is easily accessible and it’s more cost effective and straightforward to set up new services in an existing healthcare facility. It is a model of sustainable design and construction, taking into account the drive to reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS.

Partnership working at Finchley CDC

NHS trusts providing services from the Finchley CDC site include Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Central London Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (CLCH).

Community Health Partnerships is the head tenant for Finchley Memorial Hospital working in partnership with North London Estate Partnerships (LIFTCo), North Central London ICS (NCL Health and Care)  NHS North Central London ICB and alongside Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as the CDC host.  gbpartnerships consult are delivering the CDC project.

160 CDCs are planned to open in the UK by the end of 2025.

How CHP supports CDC planning

CHP has substantial delivery capabilities, and a procurement safe supply chain so we can respond to requests for CDC feasibility studies and adaptions quickly and efficiently.

We have regional packs providing details about the CDC opportunities in your area.

For further information or to discuss how CHP can support your CDC needs, please contact strategicbusinessdevelopment@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk.

Or speak to one of our Regional Directors:

London  Philippa Robinson  p.robinson@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk 
Midlands   James Weaver  j.weaver@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk 
North East  Jane Fitch  j.fitch@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk 
North West  Andy Muir  info@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk 
South and East  Simon Waters  s.waters@communityhealthpartnerships.co.uk 

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23 September 2022

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