Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, where the diagnostic hubs will be located within the Humber Coast and Vale Integrated Care System footprint.
The National Health Service is planning to launch 44 community diagnostic hubs this year, which will deliver over one million additional scans across CT, MRI, X-ray, echocardiogram, and ultrasound. The location and services of the hubs are not yet confirmed and will be decided by NHS regions and local integrated care systems (ICS).
In October 2020, Professor Sir Mike Richards published a review of diagnostic services. As recommended in this review, regions will work with ICSs and sustainable transformation partnerships, diagnostic networks and primary care services to determine the location and configuration of services, based on the needs of the local population. The aim will be to provide the broadest range of services possible.