Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has been given the thumbs up by England’s health watchdog, following a recent inspection. An unannounced visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessed care at the centre and looked at whether the service is safe, responsive, well-led and caring. Inspectors rated the centre as “good” across the board, which means that the CQC considers a health provider to be performing well and meeting the commission’s expectations.

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Pierre du Bois
8 March, 2019

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has been given the thumbs up by England’s health watchdog, following a recent inspection.

An unannounced visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessed care at the centre and looked at whether the service is safe, responsive, well-led and caring. Inspectors rated the centre as “good” across the board, which means that the CQC considers a health provider to be performing well and meeting the commission’s expectations.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity and receives no government funding. Last year, the charity provided nearly 18,000 life-changing CT, MRI and PET-CT scans to people from the region and beyond. Patient feedback records show that 99% of patients who have a scan at the centre rate their care as “good”, “very good” or “excellent” – with 81% rating their care as “excellent”.*

The accolade closely follows a very positive report by Image Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) inspectors in January. ISAS is a patient-focussed assessment and accreditation programme that is designed to help diagnostic imaging services ensure that their patients consistently receive high quality services, delivered by competent staff working in safe environments.

Claire Strickland, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre CEO, said: “Our team is totally dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients and delivering world-class medical research, and we are thrilled about this fantastic result. CQC inspectors set a very high standard and being rated as “good” is something we are very proud of.”

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