Community Diagnostics Centre (CDC)

Community Diagnostics Centre (CDC)

Nottinghamshire's First Community Diagnostics Centre now operational within Mansfield Community Hospital, with the full facility due to open in March 2025!

In a huge stride towards advancing healthcare accessibility, we are thrilled to announce that the Community Diagnostics Centre (CDC) is now open within Mansfield Community Hospital in Stockwell Gate, Mansfield. This marks a pivotal development in Nottinghamshire, as the CDC begins to reduce waiting times and streamline healthcare services for the community.

The purpose-built facility is due to begin construction works early in 2024, showcasing SFH’s commitment to enhancing patient care.

The CDC is already serving patients, offering a 'one-stop shop' for various tests and investigations during a single visit.

Patients can experience the benefits of quicker answers to their health concerns, including the assurance of an 'all clear' or starting more timely medical treatment following a diagnosis.

Anticipating the facility's full-scale launch, we are excited to announce that the purpose-built centre is expected to open its doors to its first patients as soon as March 2025. This expansion will be the cornerstone for the CDC, helping to enhance local services in the future. 

On February 2024, work will begin on the multimillion Centre at Mansfield Community Hospital. A derelict building will make way for the new, purpose-built facility. Demolition and building works are due to continue throughout 2024 before the full facility opens in 2025.

While the work will create some noise and disruption, we are committed to keeping this to a minimum for people who live and work near to Mansfield Community Hospital.

The CDC will deliver almost 200 clinical and non-clinical job openings. Anyone who is interested can learn more at the ‘Step into the NHS’ careers event at West Nottinghamshire College’s Derby Road campus in Mansfield (NG18 5BH) on Thursday 7 March from 5pm to 7pm. Register your interest in attending at Step into the NHS - Careers Showcase Registration, Thu 7 Mar 2024 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

Service Update:

We are pleased to inform you that our Phlebotomy Drop-in Clinic at the Tony Hughes Centre, Mansfield Community Hospital, has extended its service to additional dates. The clinic will now be available on the following Saturdays:

March 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd and 30th

Operating from 8:00 to 12:00, this clinic operates on a convenient drop-in basis, eliminating the need for appointments. However, it's important to note that, a General Practitioner (GP) referral is required to access this service. The aim is to provide convenient access to phlebotomy services for our community. While the extension is a positive step, it's essential to clarify that this service remains in a trial phase, and future Saturday clinics cannot be guaranteed. Any updates will be promptly communicated.

Frequently asked questions:

The Centre will house a ‘one-stop shop’ for patients to access the tests and investigations they need in a single visit, helping them to give them an answer to their concerns – including with an ‘all clear’ or diagnosis – sooner.

The purpose-built facility will open its doors to its first patients as soon as March 2025 to complement the services already provided at the Trust’s King’s Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community Hospital sites.


Checks available at the new Centre will include a host of X-rays, scans and tests for a range of other conditions, including cancer and other long-term conditions – like heart and lung disease.

As well as delivering tens of thousands of additional health checks each month, the new Community Diagnostics Centre will also create 120 jobs for local people in a range of clinical and non-clinical roles.

For current job vacancies across Sherwood Forest Hospitals, please visit our current vacancies web page.

We are now offering more blood tests at our King's Mill, Mansfield Community and Newark Hospitals, as part of our work to bring Nottinghamshire's first Community Diagnostics Centre to our area.

You will need a referral from your General Practice or hospital team before you can book your blood test.

Once you have received your referral, you can book your blood test online via the Swiftqueue website, click the link below to book an appointment on your preferred site.

Mansfield Community Hospital or Kings Mill Hospital

Newark Hospital

Please bring your NHS number to your appointment with you.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Email us at and we'll be happy to help.