» Nuclear Medicine – Call for Interest

21 February, 2019

UKAS has undertaken pilot assessments under its Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) scheme in the areas of Radiotherapy Physics and Clinical Engineering against the requirements of BS 70000.  In discussion with the MPACE Technical Advisory Committee, British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) and IPEM, UKAS is now looking to extend the scheme into the area of Nuclear Medicine.  The MPACE scheme could provide external assurance on the competence of an organisation to deliver the following activities:

  • Option 1 : Nuclear Medicine Physics Diagnostic Imaging Supporting Activities (covering Commissioning and QC of radiation detectors such as gamma cameras/PET scanners, radionuclide calibrators, Gamma counters)
  • Option 2 : Nuclear Medicine Physics Diagnostic Supporting Activities (as option 1 but also include non-imaging activities, such as the analysis of blood samples for sample counting to provide physiological information)
  • Option 3 : Nuclear Medicine Physics Diagnostics support and Therapeutic activities (as Option 1 or 2 and include the patient specific calculations and the administration of the therapeutic dose.  In addition, the commissioning and maintenance of the therapy dose delivery systems)
  • Options 4 : Nuclear Medicine (Full Nuclear Medicine pathway)
  • Option 5 : Nuclear Medicine and Radiopharmacy (Options 1, 2, 3 or 4 plus Radiopharmacy)

UKAS would like to gauge the level of interest from organisations that deliver these services.  The level of interest will assist UKAS in determining the best way forward for a pilot assessment programme for this area.

As this is an initial announcement to gauge demand, please feedback to UKAS on DevelopmentEnquiries@ukas.com by Thursday 18th April 2019, including the following information:

  • Name of Trust/Organisation
  • Status of any current accreditation or certification covering the Nuclear Medicine activities
  • The activities which you would be interested in being covered by BS 70000 accreditation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact David Compton (david.compton@ukas.com).  Alternatively, please visit the UKAS stand at the BNMS Spring Meeting on the 1st-3rd April 2019.