The Mile End Early Diagnosis Centre

Barts Health, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Trust and Homerton University Hospital have worked in partnership to create an innovative Early Diagnosis Centre at Mile End Hospital to help spot cancer sooner.

The Mile End Early Diagnosis Centre is one of the first of its kind nationally. Its focus is to improve early diagnosis across the whole of north east London, providing an extra 16,500 procedures a year.

Where is it?

The full address is: Early Diagnosis Centre, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG.

What does it offer?


The Early Diagnosis Centre services include endoscopy, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI suite.

Who is it for?

These services are for local people in North East London with conditions that increase their risk of developing cancer, as well as monitoring patients with early-stage cancer who do not need treatment right away. These conditions include things such as: 

  • Liver conditions
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Gastric intestinal metaplasia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Polyps (pre-cancerous lumps)
  • Post Cancer surveillance

Endoscopy reception

The areas in London we cover are:

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • City of London
  • Hackney
  • Havering
  • Newham
  • Rebridge
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest

Benefits for patients:

  • Greater choice and flexibility of appointments
  • Broader range of specialist services in one place
  • Consistent quality of service

The Mile End Early Diagnosis Centre offers patients:

  • A calm, welcoming space with private rooms
  • Covid-safe environment with its own entrance
  • Appointment-based system which reduces waiting times
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Modern treatment rooms with expert medical and nursing staff

Endoscopy suite

Why do I need to go?

Finding any issues at an early stage is key, as it means treatment is easier and survival rates are higher. In most cases, tests find that there is no cancer there.

Having these tests helps identify what is going on so that we can provide you with the right treatment. It is really important that you attend your appointment, even if you are feeling fit and healthy. It could save your life.

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Download our Patient Leaflet 

Watch our introduction video and hear from a patient representative about what we have created here. You can also watch a recording of our showcase event that took place at the Mile End Early Diagnosis Centre on 13 October 2021.