» 4 Ways Healthcare receives Imaging accreditation

31 January, 2011

4 Ways Healthcare Ltd, the UK’s leading teleradiology company has become accredited by UKAS for their imaging services. The company’s accreditation covers reporting activities delivered from their headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

4 Ways Healthcare currently works with more than fifty NHS organisations within primary and secondary care, delivering more than 100,000 reports in reporting mainly comprising MRI, CT and X-Rays.

On presenting Dr. Agarwal, Chief Executive, 4 Ways Healthcare with their certificate, Paul Stennett, Chief Executive, UKAS said: “It gives me great pleasure to present Dr. Agarwal and all the staff at 4 Ways Healthcare with their certificate. It is a significant achievement which all the staff at 4 Ways Healthcare can be proud of. I’m aware through assessing the organisation the assessment team commended 4 Ways Healthcare for their rapid turn-around times, sub-speciality reporting and rigorous quality assurance procedures. This accreditation demonstrates 4 Ways Healthcare deliver a patient focused service, using highly trained staff and robust operational processes.”

Dr Sanjiv Agarwal, Chief Executive, 4 Ways Healthcare, added: “I am exceptionally proud in achieving this accreditation and believe it is testament to the hard work and diligence of our team. We have always shown a commitment to achieving the highest quality of radiology reporting; our clinical governance and rigorous recruitment process are central to this commitment. Preparation for the assessment helped our organisation step back and look at our processes objectively, subjecting them to increased scrutiny. We feel that positive improvements have been made to our internal processes and service provision by taking part in the assessment and aligning our processes and policies with the standard. Now we have been accredited against the standard, we have a high degree of confidence that we will comply with all other regulatory requirements, including the Care Quality Commissions requirements.”

4 Ways Healthcare’s achievement follows the successful accreditation of The Cobalt Unit Appeal Fund (Cheltenham Imaging Centre). Cobalt achieved their  award in early November 2010. 4 Ways Healthcare and the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust both received their accreditation awards during early January 2011.