Have your say on developing Community Diagnostic Centres

The NHS in north east London is asking for feedback from local people and stakeholders on our plans for Community Diagnostic Centres.

Health and care partners have been working together to develop the proposals that would see freestanding, digitally connected, multi-diagnostic centres in north east London. The aim is to increase capacity where it is most needed, for a range of key tests; to improve patient access, experience and health outcomes; whilst reducing health inequalities and increasing efficiency – for example reducing pressure on hospitals.

Find out more and have your say by filling in our online survey by 11.59pm on 13 September 2022.

Our proposals

  • To expand our two most developed sites at Mile End Hospital and Barking Community Hospital
  • Look at the costs, benefits and possibilities of developing other NHS sites in the next few years. We are looking in particular at King George Hospital in Ilford and/or St George’s Health and Wellbeing Hub in Havering, a suitable site in the west of the area and the Whipps Cross Hospital site
  • Consider the development of smaller centres in shopping centres – for example Canary Wharf, Westfield Stratford and Liberty Romford that would focus on a smaller range of tests either as temporary centres to clear the backlog or longer term, perhaps instead of some of the NHS sites detailed above
  • Change the system so that hospital consultants spend their time with people who have the most complex conditions, and GPs and their patients have greater ability to book tests and look at test results.

Find out more and have your say by 13 September 2022

Please read our consultation document, summary, or easy read version.

For more information, including how to request documents as a paper copy, in large print or easy read or a different format or language:

There will be paper copies of the consultation document sent to libraries and hospitals in north East London, and these pages are available in large print, in different languages and formats by clicking on the button at the top of this page.

You can attend one of our online events to find out more and ask questions:

  • Saturday 13 August, 10-11.30am
  • Thursday 25 August, 6-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 7 September, 10-11.30am

The content of each session will be the same and the presentation will be recorded and posted online if you are unable to attend. Sign up to attend a session by emailing nelondon.nelcdcprogramme@nhs.net. You will be emailed a joining link ahead of your chosen session.

You can tell us what you think by 11.59pm on 13 September 2022.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of getting diagnostic tests, and who are from under-represented groups that are less likely to have their voices heard, including Black and minority ethnic people.

We are keen to speak to as many people as possible about our proposals. Please share this widely.

Updated: 25/07/2022