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Government say CDCs have delivered over four million checks as Steve Barclay confirms plans for eight new ones in 2023

Eight new community diagnostic centres (CDCs) are set to open before the end of the year, health secretary, Steve Barclay, has today confirmed.

The additional centres will facilitate the delivery of more than 742,000 extra checks, tests and scans once they are fully operational, according to government estimates.

The new CDCs expected this year include:

  • Scarborough Gateway which will deliver an extra 91,000 checks a year;
  • Scarborough (Ripon) which will deliver an extra 27,000 checks a year;
  • Oldham (South East Manchester) which will deliver an extra 129,000 checks a year;
  • Manchester and Trafford (North Manchester) which will deliver an extra 41,000 checks a year;
  • Clacton (Bluebird Lodge) which will deliver an extra 24,000 checks a year;
  • Plymouth which will deliver an extra 89,000 checks a year;
  • North Lincolnshire (Grimsby) which will deliver an extra 142,000 checks a year;
  • Hull and East Riding which will deliver an extra 199,000 checks a year.

All of the aforementioned facilities are set to open this December except for the one in Plymouth which will launch in September instead.

“These new centres will benefit tens of thousands of patients, cutting out unnecessary hospital visits and delivering closer, more convenient care,” said Steve Barclay.

Barclay further noted that CDCs were a “key part” in cutting waiting lists, specifically referencing the more-than four million tests that have already been delivered via the centres.

“These ‘one-stop shops’ play a key role the NHS’s elective recovery plan, and the new CDCs are a welcome addition to more than 100 existing community diagnostic centres,” added NHS England’s national elective recovery director, Sir James Mackey.

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