Since January 2022, the proportion of patients waiting six weeks or more at the end of a month has varied between 24.0% (February 2022) and 30.5% (August 2022).1
Although the NHS aims to offer all patients a diagnostic test within six weeks of referral, the reality is that diagnostic capacity has not been able to keep up with demand, and the number of patients waiting over six weeks for a test has been steadily rising. Newly designed and fit-for-purpose community diagnostic centres (CDCs) will provide additional diagnostic capability to local communities by tackling the backlog of tests and checks, allowing hospitals to focus on treating urgent patients.
We work collaboratively with the NHS to design, build and support the ongoing needs of Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) via flexible service agreements. We understand that every CDC project is unique, so we offer bespoke solutions designed to meet your ongoing technology and equipment needs, deliver cost efficiencies and savings and support you in providing high-quality patient care.
Our rapid modular build solution enables us to deliver a new, fully equipped community diagnostic centre in months, not years.
Your partners for CDC facility infrastructure, technology and equipment
We partner with the NHS to provide the resource, expertise and capability to build long-term CDC solutions, which includes the provision of facility infrastructure, technology and equipment.
Our experienced CDC team works with estates and clinical, finance and wider Integrated Care Systems (ICS) stakeholders to design and build bespoke and flexible solutions that meet the specific needs of the local population.
We can provide facilities through remodelling an existing NHS estate, commercial properties, new build, or any combination of these. Our rapid solution for modular builds is delivered in partnership with one of the leading modular build companies in UK healthcare, allowing you to launch your fully equipped CDC in months rather than years.
In close cooperation with clinical stakeholders, we manage the implementation and standardisation of processes and data to optimise operational performance and ensure smooth integration with all systems.
We ensure the CDC facility has the valuable resources required to expand the diagnostic capacity of the ICS. We deliver a holistic asset management service to support a compliant and high-quality clinical service and can provide the equipment and technology required.
When you choose a fully managed solution with Ergéa, all the investments and resources required for your CDC will be transparently included in your quarterly service charge. Our flexible, tax-efficient service guarantees savings and enables you to accommodate changes whenever needed.
Our CDC solutions can include the procurement and maintenance of all required equipment, technology and infrastructure.
Our flexible and vendor-neutral equipment procurement solution includes
- Diagnostic imaging
- Point-of-care testing
- Physiological testing
- Endoscopy equipment
We can also support you in updating your facility’s infrastructure to suit the changing requirements of the community, including the procurement of multi-procedure endoscopy suites, audiology suites and additional dockable facilities.
Why choose Ergéa as your CDC project partner?
When you partner with us, you’ll benefit from: