Rapid Diagnostic Centre

A Rapid Diagnostic Centre is an ORGANISATION.

A Rapid Diagnostic Centre is designed to speed up cancer diagnosis, aiming to present many PATIENTS with test results the very same day.

The NHS Five Year Forward View Next Steps document called for the introduction of new multidisciplinary Rapid Diagnostic Centres across England.

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, hospital doctors, radiologists and other CARE PROFESSIONALS can refer PATIENTS to the Rapid Diagnostic Centres if they suspect cancer and a clinical Multidisciplinary Team undertakes the necessary investigations all at the same time and in the same place.

For further information on Rapid Diagnostic Centres, see the NHS England website at: Diagnosing cancer earlier and faster.


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