Feedback on Community Diagnostic Centre 2 (CDC)
The NHS in Lincolnshire is currently working on the delivery of Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) across Lincolnshire. We are committed to engaging as widely as possible and in particular ensuring that members of the public are aware of future plans for the development of community diagnostic centres (CDC) in Lincolnshire and given the opportunity to help shape these.
We have previously engaged on what is important to the public in delivering diagnostic services and this feedback informed the development of our first CDC in Grantham which has recently opened and started treating patients. We are now asking for your views on our next phase of CDCs.
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Community Diagnostic Centres Patient Experience Survey
Have you recently attended a diagnostic appointment in Lincolnshire?
We are currently exploring how future diagnostic services could be delivered across Lincolnshire and are seeking your views and experiences. In particular we want to gather feedback on your experiences of the service you received and what changes you would like to see in the future. Please complete this survey and share your experiences with us.
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Nuclear Medicine Consultation
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has extended an ongoing public consultation on the future of its nuclear medicine service. This means that the consultation will now run for 14 weeks – until Monday 6 June 2022.
Nuclear medicine is a specialist imaging technique involving the administration of radioactive substances (called radiopharmaceuticals) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
There are over 20 different tests that nuclear medicine can perform and they look at conditions as diverse as Parkinson’s disease to delayed gastric emptying. In United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) hospitals, the most common tests performed are bone scans and heart scans.
The service is currently provided from three hospitals in Lincolnshire: Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. The service sees around 2,500 patients per year for very specialist tests.
The service has long faced challenges around staffing, aging equipment and sustainability, and therefore it has been deemed unsustainable in its current format.
The consultation asks people to give their views on identified options to reduce the number of hospital sites that the service could be delivered from in future. These options have been developed by hospital clinicians, and shaped by patient representatives.
The options are:
- Option 1: Centralisation of the service at Lincoln
- Option 2: Centralisation of the service at two sites – Lincoln and Pilgrim
The public consultation launched on Monday 28 February 2022 and will now run until Monday 6 June 2022.
Staff, patients and the public of Lincolnshire are invited to give their views as part of this consultation, ahead of a decision being made about the future of the service later this year.
To take part, please see the consultation web page.
Feedback can also be provided in the following ways: