Naming centres and services

Naming dedicated centres

When naming dedicated centres (including new builds), you must follow the principles set out below. All names should be agreed in consultation with your local NHS representative (s) and the Department of Health (DH).

 

NHS Treatment Centres

For NHS Treatment Centres, you must ensure that names are consistent and follow the format shown here:

‘X NHS Treatment Centre’

By using this format, which is specified in the Invitation to Negotiate and the final project agreement contracts, you will help the public to identify and understand the role of NHS Treatment Centres.

Please note: the identifying part of the name (X) will be a geographical reference.

 

Mobile NHS Treatment Centres

For dedicated mobile NHS Treatment Centres, you must ensure that names are consistent and follow the format shown here:

‘Mobile X NHS Treatment Centre’

 

NHS Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS)

For NHS CATS centres, you must ensure that names are consistent and follow the format shown here:

‘X NHS Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service’

Please note: the identifying part of the name (X) will usually be a geographical reference.

 

NHS Diagnostic Centres

When it comes to naming Diagnostic Centres, you should follow the naming principles set out in the naming introduction.

Naming shared services

 

Naming services provided in facilities shared with the NHS

Where you are providing services in facilities shared with the NHS, you should follow the naming principles set out in the naming introduction.

Remember that all names should be agreed in consultation with your host NHS trust, your local NHS representative(s) and the Department of Health (DH).

 

Naming of services provided in shared private facilities

Where you are providing services in shared private facilities, including mobile facilities, you should follow the naming principles set out in the naming introduction.

Remember that all names should be agreed in consultation with your local NHS representative(s) and the Department of Health (DH).

Naming services provided in subcontracted facilities

Where you are providing services in subcontracted facilities, you should follow the relevant naming guidance within this section and agree the name with the Local NHS Representative/s and the Department of Health.

Last updated: 28/05/10