Jon Cruddas MP was recently contacted by the North East London Health Partnership in regards to an upcoming consultation on Community Diagnostic Centres.
Over the next three years the NHS in North East London expects to receive £39 million from central NHS funds to build and run Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs).
They propose to expand their two most developed stand-alone sites at Mile End Hospital and Barking Community Hospital. They will also be looking at the costs, benefits and possibilities of developing other NHS sites in the next few years.
They 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.
They may also look at developing 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.
If you would like to comment on the proposals you can do so by filling in the below online survey by 11:59PM on 13th September 2022: Have your say on developing Community Diagnostic Centres | North East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk)