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Community Hubs   

Millions of patients will benefit from earlier diagnostic tests closer to home thanks to 40 new community diagnostic centres set to open across England in a range of settings from local shopping centres to football stadiums.

What are Community Diagnostic Centres?

Community diagnostics hubs have been on the horizon since The Diagnostics: Recovery and Renewal (‘Richards Report’) recommends significant reform and investment in critical diagnostic services, including new service delivery models, equipment and facilities, workforce, digitisation and connectivity, in order to improve capacity, efficiency and reduce diagnostic backlogs.


The Richards Report outlines that NHS England should consider plans to build an out-of-hospital diagnostic centre per 300k of the population - meaning scope for between 100-150 diagnostic hubs.