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Calls for rapid acceleration of community diagnostics

A new report has highlighted the role of community diagnostics hubs and transformative technologies in improving outcomes, reducing pressures on the acute sector and tackling inequalities.

New research details the extent of health and social inequalities in the UK, alongside the unprecedented challenges the National Health Service (NHS) faces in delivering care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The findings highlight the need for the rapid development of Community Diagnostic Hubs (CDHs), previously proposed by the Richards Report, Diagnostics: Recovery and Renewal,1 as a vital solution for tackling healthcare inequalities and alleviating pressures on the current healthcare system.

A new report, Reducing Healthcare Inequality and Enhancing the NHS, 2 by researchers from Imperial College London, working independently via Imperial Consultants, in partnership with health technology company Philips UK, indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised existing healthcare inequalities and that the virus may disproportionally affect people living in the most deprived areas of the UK. The report suggests recommendations for embracing new approaches to help address these disparities.

Commissioned to develop a clear evidence base on healthcare inequalities across the UK, the new report also outlines the impact of the pandemic on the UK’s health system. Findings emphasise the effects of COVID-19 on health service capacity, and suggests if change is not supported the subsequent impact on the ability of the NHS to diagnose and treat disease will persist for many years

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