Contract Overview

HealthTrust Europe’s framework agreement for Diagnostic Service Solutions supports the clinical needs of our member trusts in the following ways:

  • Supports faster diagnosis of patients, therefore impacting on patient outcomes.
  • Helps to relieve the backlog for high throughput laboratories and radiology departments to outsourced clinicians,
  • particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Allows for upscaling of Trust’s testing and diagnosis capacity.
  • Allows for out of hours service requirements.
  • Enables access to specialist testing as required, as well as access to specialist clinicians for diagnostic reporting, where this may not be possible in-house.
  • Competitive pricing models.
  • Full diagnostic services support as a one stop shop.
  • Market leading suppliers
  • Service quality – faster diagnosis and decreased turnaround times, improved information sharing and collaboration.
  • Access to wider tele-services and sub-specialities means improved use of NHS resources.
  • Improved recruitment and retention of radiologists, pathologists and supporting Staff.
  • Supported procurement with a holistic approach.

Diagnostic Service Solutions has merged the following frameworks to create a one-stop shop for all diagnostic services:

  • Pathology Reporting and Referral Testing framework;
  • Radiology Reporting framework;
  • Mobile Diagnostic Imaging framework.

Market leading suppliers were awarded across four Lots:

  • Lot 1 – Radiology Reporting
  • Lot 2 – Pathology Reporting
  • Lot 3 – Pathology Referral Testing
  • Lot 4 – Mobile Diagnostic Imaging

Existing members should talk to their Account Manager for further details.

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