Care UK has been selected to work in partnership with local health commissioners to deliver community ultrasound services to local NHS patients.
Starting this month, Care UK, an independent healthcare provider, will be supplying a range of quality ultrasound services from the Marisco Medical Practice in Mablethorpe as well as others in Lincolnshire
Patricia Warwick, a healthcare manager at Care UK, said: “We are delighted to have been accredited to provide a community ultrasound service in Lincolnshire.
“Care UK provides a first class scanning service and we pride ourselves on clinical excellence, high levels of patient satisfaction and our highly qualified sonographers whose performance is independently reviewed.
“We also offer direct access to GPs which avoids referral into secondary care, because our services are community based at health clinics and local hospitals, patients can be seen in a convenient local location which is close to home.
“Across the country our imaging teams are currently carrying out more than 6,000 scans a month and we are looking forward to bringing our experience and expertise to the people of Lincolnshire.”
Patients will be referred for scans of everything from the upper abdomen, which includes kidneys, liver and gall bladder, through to soft tissue and the pelvis.
The service aims to see people as quickly as possible and the patient journey will involve them being contacted within three days of a referral to make an appointment.
If the scan is urgent the appointment will be offered within two working days, if it is routine the appointment will be offered within seven working days.
Once the scan has been carried out the result will be sent to the patient’s GP within two working days.
Patricia added: “Last year we delivered more than 75,000 scans at over 63 locations on behalf of 18 commissioners and we are extremely proud of our patient satisfaction rates, which are as high as 97 percent.”
The Care UK Specialist Medical Imaging team provides a range of high quality ultrasound, DEXA and X-ray services on behalf of the NHS. For further info visit careuksmi.co.uk or call 03333 218844.