Rapid diagnostic unit for Harley Street

A patient with a nurse at The London Clinic’s Rapid Diagnostic Centre

A new Rapid Diagnostics Centre has been opened by The London Clinic at 142-146 Harley Street.

It will focus on urology, gynaecology, breast and dermatology conditions and on early diagnosis, particularly in cancer.

Patients are being told they can book in and be seen within 24 to 48 hours. 

According to market research conducted by The London Clinic through Censuswide, a fifth of people in Britain are currently waiting for a symptom to be diagnosed and 58% say waiting for a diagnosis causes them stress and anxiety.

Al Russell

Hospital chief executive Al Russell said: ‘We know outcomes are hugely influenced by early diagnosis and our Rapid Diag­nostics Centre will deliver exactly that. 

‘It will combine the best in science and clinical expertise with a warm and caring environment. 

‘As a charity, we want to advance healthcare for the benefit of the wider community. We will ensure access into service is broad, regardless of means, to support and extend as many lives as possible.’

The Rapid Diagnostics Centre is in a new six-floor purpose-built facility opposite the main hospital.

With its own pathology lab on-site, The London Clinic can conduct and review tests and scans, and get the results reported directly to doctors within 72 hours of testing.

An official opening is due this month.