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New Community Diagnostic Learning Resource elearning programme

Posted on: December 20th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a new elearning programme which aims to support the multi-disciplinary workforce in Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) across England.

The creation of CDCs was recommended following Professor Sir Mike Richards’ Review of NHS diagnostics capacity.  The recommendation was that NHS organisations across England move to providing diagnostic services in CDCs and all health systems are expected to include a network of CDCs as part of their health services offer.

The CDCs will allow patients to access planned diagnostic care nearer to home without the need to attend acute hospital sites. These services would be separate to urgent diagnostic scan facilities, which means shorter waiting times and a reduced risk of cancellation which can happen when more urgent cases take priority.

CDCs will improve population health outcomes by reaching earlier, faster, and more accurate diagnoses of health conditions.

Learning within the Community Diagnostic Learning Resource programme has been organised under the following categories:

  • Breast Imaging
  • Cancer
  • Clinical Imaging
  • COVID-19
  • Echo Cardiography
  • Lung Function
  • Phlebotomy
  • Teamwork
  • Well-being

More information, including access details, is available on the Community Diagnostic Learning Resource programme page.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies