Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre shortlisted for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023

Community Health Partnerships is delighted to announce that Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre has been shortlisted for Estates Optimisation Project at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

The Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre has been delivered in partnership by North London Estate Partnerships (LIFTCo), North Central London ICS (NCL Health and Care), gbpartnerships and Community Health Partnerships.

A key advantage of the public private partnership that delivered the CDC was its ability to deliver significant additional diagnostic capacity in an accessible location and at pace. The CDC, hosted by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, is supporting acute trusts across north central London with their elective recovery and is providing additional testing capacity, earlier diagnosis, greater convenience to patients and supporting the drive to reducing health inequalities.

The national healthcare sector faced innumerable pressures were over the past 12 months – yet the standard and overriding positivity of the partnerships this year highlight the enduring dedication to improving patient outcomes.

Partnership working at Finchley Memorial Hospital CDC 

The HSJ Partnership Awards recognise and honour the most effective partnerships, innovative projects and collaborations in the UK health system. The prestigious award programme, now in its sixth year, is not just a celebration of success stories but also a platform to shape the future of our new integrated health and care system.

Philippa Robinson, Regional Director London at Community Health Partnerships commented: “To be shortlisted is an honour and testament to the collaboration across our NHS and private sector partnership in North Central London. Our commitment behind a shared vision is delivering better outcomes for patients and staff, while optimising the use of space in a core asset. A fantastic achievement for all involved!”

Nicola Theron, Director of Estates at North Central London ICS added: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our teams. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination has been a tremendous boost to both to our team and our partners and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan further said: “We would like to congratulate North London Estate Partnerships, North Central London ICS, gbpartnerships and Community Health Partnerships on being nominated in the Estates Optimisation Project of the Year category ahead of HSJ Partnership Awards 2023. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in March, to join us in recognising the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector. This year’s finalists are of an outstanding calibre and all of them are exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK.”

Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre

The Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at Finchley Memorial Hospital has now helped more than 60,000 NHS patients across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington to get quicker and more local access to diagnostic scans and tests since opening in 2021.

A fixed MRI scanner was winched into the hospital in July and opened to patients in August 2022.

Watch the MRI Scanner Installation video

About the HSJ Partnership Awards

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from a pool of brilliant applications, is a mark of real achievement. The Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre have been selected based on their diligence, ambition, and the positive impact that the project has had on both practitioners and patients within the health care industry.

The winners will be selected following a rigorous judging stage ahead of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 awards ceremony. The awards evening is expected to be attended by national healthcare leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate innovation and collaboration in healthcare.

The full list of nominees for the 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards can be found at

The selected winners will be announced during a private ceremony at Evolution London, on 23 March 2023.

Siemens MRI at Finchley Memorial Hospital CDC

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