Online Course

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off! 

Come together with colleagues at the forefront of NHS innovation to gain a deeper understanding of how Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) are changing the primary healthcare landscape. Connect with like-minded colleagues to benchmark your service model, equip yourself with a national insight and feel empowered with new information to lobby for improved services. Hear from leading multi-diagnostic facilities and be inspired by small-scale CDCs who are all working together to achieve the NHS initiative of ‘one stop shops’ for diagnostics by 2025.

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Community Diagnostic Centre National Roadmap
Online 5 hours From £266+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Whether you are working to establish your CDC or are taking the next steps to progress your service, this online forum is for you. Benefit from discussing the solutions to your challenges and identifying how to evolve and secure the future of your service by focusing on:

  • Ensuring sustainability and growth in your CDC
  • Assessing the impact of patient experience and outcomes within your service
  • Benchmarking different CDC models
  • Linking in with other diagnostic services
  • Utilising underused NHS spaces to maximise your diagnostic output
  • Meeting the NHS ambition of a ‘one-stop-shop’ in diagnostics
  • Equipping yourself with a national overview to support service expansion
  • Building new connections with services across the country to promote shared best practice

Developed with networking in mind: join this discussion focused course and engage with your NHS peers

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Becci Duggan, ADNS for Community Diagnostic Centre and Rapid Diagnostic Centre, Northern Care Alliance Foundation Trust
Patient Presentation Led Diagnostics
Finchley Memorial CDC: How we continue to service and serve the population into 2024
  • Exploring the Finchley offerings: delivering scanning, tests and diagnostics
  • Outcomes investigated: meeting the NHS agenda to reduce backlogs
  • Driving forward growth during the transitional phase of CDC funding
Eugene Prinsloo, Developments Director, Community Health Partnerships
Questions and discussion with Eugene Prinsloo
Interactive discussion: Benchmarking your community diagnostic centre
  • For those with community diagnostic centres, who is in your MDT? If not, how is your team being decided?
  • Where is your community diagnostic centre?
  • What challenges did you have to overcome in establishing your community hub? How did you overcome them?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Benchmarking your community diagnostic centre
Screen Break
Delivering and Expanding CDC Models
Delivering CDCs at scale: Strategic partnerships to improve patient outcomes and boost capacity
Andy Howlett, Director of Strategy, Community Diagnostic Centres, InHealth
Questions and discussion with Andy Howlett
Exploring the Oldham Experience
Case study: Expanding capacity at Oldham Community Diagnostic Centre
  • Supporting the diagnosis of cancer, heart and lung disease to ensure that patients are treated faster
  • Exploring the data: evaluating the impact of the CDC for waiting list support and patient experience
  • Delivering effective service expansion to include endoscopy services
Dr Roger Prudham, Clinical Director, Northern Care Alliance Rapid Diagnostic Centre, University Hospital South Manchester
Questions and discussion with Roger Prudham
Interactive discussion: Building a connected pathway between primary and secondary care
  • How has your service improved intra-operability between departments and systems to enable effective data sharing?
  • What steps has your CDC made to raise awareness and enhance usability with non-laboratory teams?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Building a connected pathway between primary and secondary care
Lunchtime screen break
Investigating Outcomes in Salford
‘Scanning on the high street’: Investigating the Salford CDC model to deliver a one stop care
  • Exploring the InHealth model: what can we learn?
  • Utilising unused spaces and adopting new approaches to provide care to our population
  • Engaging with providers and collaborating with ICBS to triangulate information and lobby for your area
Barney Schofield, Director of Planning and Delivery, Northern Care Alliance and Nick Hall, Commercial Director, InHealth
Questions and discussion with Barney Schofield and Nick Hall
Screen break
Delivering Diagnostics in Birmingham
Panel Presentation: Shared findings from Washwood Heath Health and Wellbeing Centre
Ann-Marie Wright, Senior Delivery and Improvement Manager, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board, Jo Siddles, Project Manager, Birmingham & Solihull LIFT Company, Julian Humphreys, Programme Manager (Developments), Community Health Partnerships, Joanne Tolley, Head of Cancer and Diagnostics Transformation, Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board and Manjit Sogi, Washwood Heath CDC, University Hospital Birmingham
Questions and discussion with with your panel
Closing remarks
Close of day

First-hand speaker experiences

Hear from the pioneering CDC leads from across the country, who will share their experience, principles and future plans:

Job Title:
ADNS for Community Diagnostic Centre and Rapid Diagnostic Centre
Northern Care Alliance Foundation Trust

Becci began her nursing career as a Gastroenterology & Liver ward nurse at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. She then spent many years developing her career at Salford Royal Foundation Trust working in the Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Moving into the Lead Nurse role for the Northern Care Alliance FT Rapid Diagnostic Centre, she was part of a team that launched and developed one of the country’s largest non-specific symptom services. Becci has subsequently taken on the Assistant Director of Nursing role for Community Diagnostic Centre and Rapid Diagnostic Centre at the NCA. The Oldham CDC launched in Dec 2019 and has focused initially on cancer pathway transformation with great success, Salford CDC opened in October 2023, with pathway transformation underway.

Job Title:
Developments Director
Community Health Partnerships

Eugene is the Developments Director at Community Health Partnerships (CHP). He brings a mix of private and public sector experience. Starting his career in EY’s Real Estate Group, moving to the private sector partner in early primary care PPPs, to his current position within CHP (a company owned by the Department of Health and Social Care). His current role is to lead the development function, acting for the public sector head tenant. Currently his team work to adapt PPP buildings to support new models of care and drive value for money from the existing estate. Eugene’s team use projects to support the delivery of CHP’s strategic objectives, which include a sustainable NHS. Current projects include a key worker accommodation scheme to support recruitment and retention of staff as well as delivering the first Passivhaus-certified health centre in the UK at Foleshill.

Job Title:
Director of Strategy
Community Diagnostic Centres, InHealth

Andy is a graduate of Cambridge University, University of Bath School of Management and the NHS Management Training Scheme and has over 20 years of operational management experience within Acute NHS provider organisations at senior level.  Andy led NHS England and Improvement’s Diagnostics, Medicines & Pharmacy Improvement programmes for 5 years, including the implementation of the “Top 10 Medicines”, a £200m Imaging Equipment Replacement programme and the Imaging and Pathology Network programmes.  Andy led the delivery of the Richards’ Review Diagnostics: Recovery & Renewal recommendations including the establishment of the NHS Community Diagnostic Centre Programme, investing in 160 CDCs across England.  Andy has significant experience leading digital investment programmes including EPMA, e-Rostering and Health System-Led Investment. Andy joined InHealth Group in March 2022 to lead a rapid expansion of Community Diagnostic Centres in partnership with the NHS and is InHealth’s lead for health policy.

Job Title:
Clinical Director
Northern Care Alliance Rapid Diagnostic Centre, University Hospital South Manchester

Job Title:
Director of Planning and Delivery
Northern Care Alliance

Barney Schofield is the lead Director at the Northern Care Alliance NHSFT for Cancer Services and the CDC programme. He has led the development of two commercially partnered CDCs in Greater Manchester, in Oldham and Salford. These CDCs are delivering a number of novel clinical pathways which are national case study examples. Barney is a passionate advocate of CDCs and was a member of Sir Mike Richards’ Expert Advisory Group supporting the development of national CDC policy.

Job Title:
Commercial Director

Job Title:
Senior Delivery and Improvement Manager
NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board

Job Title:
Project Manager
Birmingham & Solihull LIFT Company

Job Title:
Programme Manager (Developments)
Community Health Partnerships

Job Title:
Head of Cancer and Diagnostics Transformation
Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board

Job Title:
Washwood Heath CDC
University Hospital Birmingham

Pricing structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place

You or a colleague can claim the £299+ VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

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Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Calling all healthcare professionals, innovators, and stakeholders in community diagnostics!

This online meeting is ideal for professionals working in NHS Community Diagnostic Centres who are looking to develop and future proof their services. Expected attendees include:

  • Clinical Service Managers and Service Leads
  • CDC Consultants and Clinical Leads
  • CDC Programme Managers and Implementation Managers
  • Project Managers, Project Leads and Strategy and Operations Managers
  • CDC Diagnostic Specialists, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Commissioners and ICB Stakeholders
  • General Practitioners

Past attendee feedback

This online forum follows our successful “The Future of Rapid Diagnostic Centres” online forum in December 2022 which was described by attendees as:

“It was brilliant, really informative and I’ve left feeling positive and motivated to take new ideas back to the team”

United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust

“It was valuable to hear about the different RDC services and models being implemented, especially their benefits and challenges, which showed common themes”

Powys Teaching Health Board

“Really useful information It was nice to share with other colleges and learn from their experiences”

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“Excellent day and well organised and very informative”

The Royal Wolverhampton Trust

“Positive, informative and engaging”

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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