Community Diagnostics
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Welcome to the NHS Community Diagnostics Service

Our  DXA service is delivered by dedicated, specifically trained DXA radiographers who are conversant with the presentation of osteoporosis and factors affecting bone density loss. The time from referral to scan is very short with examination reports sent the next day.

DXA is an excellent tool for the prediction of the probability of major or hip fracture within the next 10 years using a FRAX questionnaire and the scan values generated, giving an indication of follow up and recommendation for treatment in all cases.

We are regulated and overseen by both CQC and Monitor and have an appointed registered manager who takes overall responsibility for all clinical aspects of the service. Our reporting times are within 24 hours from the examination to referrer turnaround.

Through regular clinical governance and discrepancy meetings, high clinical quality standards are consistently achieved.

Each month more than 90 % of our patients rate our services as excellent.

Audit of patient position, image acquisition and manipulation is carried out for each radiographer ensuring good reproducibility for subsequent scans.

We have zero cases of MRSA and C Dificile.

What's new at Community Diagnostics

Skydiving for mental health

Skydiving for mental health

May 22 2019

A marketing coordinator for Primary Care at Care UK Health Care in Reading is set to skydive from a plane 10,000 feet up to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.

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Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

May 21 2019

The hard-working team at Suffolk NHS 111’s Integrated Urgent Care call centre have dedicated a year to raising awareness of bowel cancer and supporting a charit

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Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award

Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award

April 25 2019

Dedication to supporting LGBT+ prisoners across the prison estate has seen nurse Julia Waldron win a national award for her success and commitment.The Health in

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Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award

Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award

April 25 2019

Dedication to her patients and a passion to help tackle substance misuse has won an HMP Wealstun nurse a national award.Sonia Farrow, who is senior nurse in the

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