Community Diagnostics
  • Community Diagnostics
  • Community Diagnostics

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.

Our news

Care UK Healthcare partners with Bowel Cancer UK

Care UK Healthcare partners with Bowel Cancer UK

December 5 2018

Care UK Healthcare, the largest provider of clinical services to the NHS, announces a charity partnership with Bowel Cancer UK to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer.

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Care UK scoop award for the NHS Equality and Diversity Partners Programme

Care UK scoop award for the NHS Equality and Diversity Partners Programme

May 9 2018

Care UK participated in the 2017-18 NHS Equality and Diversity Partners Programme, which it successfully completed following the final members day on 14 April in Leeds.

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Awards celebrate the cream of Care UK Healthcare

Awards celebrate the cream of Care UK Healthcare

March 26 2018

Awards which recognise excellence across the healthcare professional spectrum have celebrated the cream of Care UK Healthcare

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Celebrating World Radiography Day

Celebrating World Radiography Day

November 6 2015

Across Care UK’s treatment centres and diagnostic services, radiographers will be raising a cupcake to celebrate World Radiography Day (8 November). In the north-west one radiographer will be celebrating being back in the profession she loves.

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