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Man Receiving CAT Scan for Radiation Therapy TreatmentCommunity Diagnostics Centres (CDCs) are at the heart of the recent announcements on NHS reforms and the Delivery plan for tackling the Covid-19 backlog of elective care.

CDCs will be one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests right in the heart of local communities.

To make this vision a reality the implementation of Community Diagnostic Centres comes with national funding.  At CHP we work closely with NHSE/I’s National Teams and our sister property company, drawing on insight from across the out of hospital estate to help healthcare commissioners and providers maximise the opportunities to provide these vital services for patients outside of the acute setting. We believe utilising existing community-based NHS LIFT estate is a good option for delivering CDCs.  This will achieve greater value for money and can be delivered at pace, through a pre-procured delivery supply chain via local public private partnerships.

CHP manages 310 LIFT buildings, 9 out of 10 of which are positioned in areas of high health need, making early testing critical to the prevention of serious conditions.

We have worked closely with North Central London Integrated Care System, as lead commissioners and the Royal Free London as host Trust, together with North London Estates Partnerships to design and deliver one of the first CDCs in the country at Finchley Memorial Hospital.

To find out more about how we can support you deliver a Community Diagnostic Centre in your local area please contact your Regional Director.


North West Andy Muir
North East Jane Fitch
Midlands and East Mark Grinonneau
London Philippa Robinson
South Simon Waters