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Health: Independent Clinical Assessment Treatment Centres

Volume 691: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the role of independent clinical assessment treatment centres; and how they deliver effective services to the local health economy. [HL2714]

Independent sector clinical assessment, treatment and support services will provide diagnostic tests, treatments and therapies as an alternative to traditional hospital outpatient services. They have been designed to improve services for patients by reducing waiting times by increasing National Health Service capacity for diagnostic tests and procedures and improving patient care by offering more one-stop diagnostic services with a fast return of results.