WINNER: Wood Green Community Diagnostic Centre: Capital & Regional and Whittington Health Trust

A partnership was established between Whittington Health, an NHS trust in North Central London, and Capital and Regional, a UK property REIT specialising in community shopping centres. The project delivered a Community Diagnostic Centre in one of London’s most deprived neighbourhoods, Wood Green. The CDC Phase 1 opened in summer 2022, offering convenient diagnostic testing for NCL residents, improving access to healthcare via a purpose-built space.

NHS England supported with direct funding, as part of its national CDC roll-out, with Wood Green being one of a few nationally which are located in a shopping centre. The result was a transformational patient experience to local residents.

The judges felt that this entry was a great example of partnership working with the strengths of differing skills bought together. “There is great community engagement and it felt like a true partnership with expertise and knowledge.”

Highly commended:

  • Highly commended: Brilliant Basics: KPMG and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital FT


  • Medical Records Online: Apira and London North West University Healthcare Trust

  • Community Diagnostic Centres: Attain and Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

  • Breast Screening Recovery Programme: CF and NHSE

  • Elective Recovery Programme: Changeology.Group and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals FT

  • Endoscopy Improvement Programme: Changeology.Group and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay FT

  • Trackit - Collaborative Project Delivery: CPS, Imperial College Healthcare Trust and London North West University Healthcare Trust

  • Neurodiversity Screening And Support For Postgraduate Doctors And Dentists In Training: Genius Within and Health Education England - Midlands


HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed