06 February, 2017

UKRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UKAS will be attending UKRC 2017, the main diagnostic imaging event in the UK. UKAS will be promoting the uptake of ISAS accreditation at the event. 

The 2017 Congress will take place between 12 – 14 June 2017 at the Manchester  Central Convention Complex. 

UKAS has been licensed by The Royal College of Radiologists  and the College of Radiographers  to manage and deliver ISAS.

ISAS is a patient-focussed assessment and accreditation programme that is designed to help diagnostic imaging services ensure that their patients consistently receive high quality services, delivered by competent staff working in safe environments. ISAS is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme available for diagnostic imaging services in the UK. 

NHS England has recently outlined its strong position towards accreditation of diagnostic services by publishing a position statement. It remains committed to, and strongly endorses participation of diagnostic services in the ISAS programme.

NHS England confirms that the CQC has agreed that its inspection teams will take account of accreditation status in their new inspection approach, and that they will also be asking commissioners to consider these schemes as essential when assessing good quality diagnostic services in future.  

A copy of the position statement can be viewed on the NHS England website

UKAS assesses imaging services against the ISAS Standard and ensures that required standards are maintained through regular monitoring. An enhanced package of pre-application support is available to all services, as well as an optional staged pathway to accreditation during the initial assessment. 

To find out more about ISAS, do come and visit us on Stand No: P7 in the Partner Zone at UKRC 2017.  

You can also book onto one of our workshops which are being run on an hourly basis, and will take place on the SoR exhibition stand (P8) which is located in the Partner Zone. You can find out more about the workshop and book a place here

 

 

 

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