NHS diagnostic centre now able to offer even more convenient access to ultrasound scanning

An NHS service which helps patients in Buckinghamshire to get quicker answers to what might be causing their pain and discomfort has announced it is now going to be delivered at an even more local level thanks to a new partnership with Care UK.
A Care UK diagnostic centre.
A Care UK diagnostic centre.
Feb. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Patients whose GP has referred them for an ultrasound are often sent to a diagnostic service in High Wycombe. Whilst this service enjoys high levels of patient satisfaction and offers very short waiting times, feedback from some patients suggests that its location doesn’t always fit in with their busy lifestyles.

In response to this, Care UK has launched an ultrasound scanning service in three new locations: Chalfont & Gerrards Cross Community Hospital, Brookside Clinic in Aylesbury and Haddenham Medical Centre.

The new locations mean that patients won’t have to travel so far from their home or workplace making it easier to fit in an essential appointment around a busy lifestyle. An added bonus for patients is that waiting times to get appointments at each of these centres is only a few days.

Michelle Saunders, a Care UK manager who helps to run the Mid and South Buckinghamshire NHS diagnostic service, said: “Our main service on Cressex Business Park continues to run exactly as before, but we’re delighted to be able to offer three new locations for ultrasound scans. As well as being more convenient, patients and their GPs can secure an appointment very quickly – sometimes for the next day.”

The main service on Cressex Business Park, which offers X-ray, MRI scans and echocardiography also has short waiting lists for appointments, making it very popular with NHS patients and their GPs who want a painful condition diagnosed quickly.

Ultrasound scans are used to diagnose a range of conditions including problems with kidneys, liver and gall bladder through to soft tissue and the pelvis. Patients are referred to all four services by their GP.

For more information about the Mid and South Buckinghamshire Diagnostic Centre visit www.bucksdiagnostics.co.uk or call 01494 555200.
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