21 July 2020
BIR platinum member Philips has joined forces with Rutherford Diagnostics in a 10-year partnership to deliver advanced diagnostic services through five new centres across the UK, with the Taunton state-of-the-art facility expected to welcome patients in 2021. Philips will also deliver management and technology utilisation reporting, continuous training, and a research and innovation programme.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment in the UK. Diagnostic centres such as Taunton will help support NHS capacity and expedite care of patients, improving efficiency and patient experience.
Stephen McMillan, Solutions Lead for Philips in the UK and Ireland said “The current pandemic response has exacerbated the continuing challenges around how to ensure prompt access to healthcare as demand increases. Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) and Community Diagnostic Training Centres (CDTC) have the ability to transform the current model of care delivery by providing access to “right first time” diagnostic and treatment services closer to patient settings. Philips is proud to partner with Rutherford and looks forward to supporting the opening of their Taunton centre.”
More information here https://www.philips.co.uk/a-w/about/news/archive/standard/news/press/2020/20200106-rutherford-health-provide-diagnostic-services-somerset-nhs-trust.html