Community diagnostic centres (CDC): speeding up diagnosis and creating a service fit for the future

15 Jun 2022
Theatre 3 - 3A
Driving recovery

Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) are transforming how patients access and receive the care they need, closer to home. As with many health services, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased pressures on diagnostic services, creating the need for radical change to improve services, patient outcomes and cope with the huge increase in demand. CDCs were a key recommendation in the independent report on diagnostic services by Professor Sir Mike Richards, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement and published in October 2020.

Join us in this interactive session to explore evidence-based case studies from across the country on how the CDC model of care is delivering better patient care and addressing health inequalities. We’ll explore symptom-based pathways which will welcome ideas and feedback from the audience to help identify opportunities for further change and innovation to support the long-term benefits to patients and staff.

Alexandra Pinches, Head of CDC Programme - NHS England and NHS Improvement
John McCabe, Divisional Medical Director and Consultant Urologist - St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals
Mike Richards, NHS’ first cancer director and former CQC chief inspector of hospitals, CDC consultant - n/a