At Siemens Healthineers, we are developing solutions to improve diagnostics. Our aim is to enhance the patient experience, boost health outcomes and reduce delivery costs.
Community diagnostics centres can exist as part of an urgent treatment centre, GP Hub or as a standalone, cross-sectional imaging centre at the heart of the community. They offer a wide range of diagnostic services – from X-rays to CT scans and minor surgical procedures – with capacity to operate 12 hours a day, seven days a week while allowing easy access for patients..
The centre will be networked to local GP surgeries and hospitals to ensure the most efficient handling of patient transfers and referrals. By sharing appointment availability and receiving direct referrals from Integrated Urgent Care Services, including NHS 111, these centres will enable greater operational efficiency, reduced costs and better patient outcomes.
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The healthcare frustrations of the nation
The NHS is facing a crisis in patient care. Growing demand and tightening resources have sent waiting times surging and have impacted the patient experience. Across all trusts, the amount of time it takes to be diagnosed and treated has become the chief frustration for patients1.
Siemens Healthineers conducted a survey of 2,000 UK residents across the country to gain a deeper understanding of attitudes to current healthcare provision and awareness of healthcare options for the UK population. The survey covered a range of employment types, including construction, office jobs and education, as well as a range of annual household incomes. With the insight contained in this report, we can start to form the basis of a more effective, patient-focused model of care – one that can exist within current realities and restrictions.
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Manchester Lung Health Check
Mobile CT scanners for lung cancer diagnoses
Manchester’s ‘Lung Health Checks’ will tackle poor early diagnosis and survival rates for lung cancer by providing quick, easily accessible screenings for those deemed at higher risk of lung conditions. The project, that kicked off in April 2019, will utilise ultra low-dose CT scanners, Siemens Healthineers SOMATOM.go, in first-of-their-kind mobile units, delivered in partnership by Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC), Cobalt and Siemens Healthineers.
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1Siemens Healthineers. 2020. Can the doctor see you now?. Camberley.