» Imaging Service Accreditation (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.
UKAS assesses imaging services against the ISAS Standard and ensures that required standards are maintained through regular monitoring. Accreditation to professional standards is supported by NHS England, NHS Northern Ireland and NHS Wales, and recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
A package of support is available to support you through the accreditation process which includes direct access to a dedicated UKAS assessment manager, access to the ISAS College Officer who can provide an informal visit to your service to talk to your team about the ISAS programme, one-day workshops, membership to the ISAS LinkedIn group, and access to a bespoke online gap analysis tool. If you are considering ISAS and you need to write a business case to present to your Senior Management Team, you may wish to review the Guidance to Writing an ISAS Business Case that has been prepared by the Colleges and UKAS. Services can also opt to follow a staged pathway to accreditation during the initial assessment.
“NHS England, NHS Improvement and the CQC are committed to, and strongly endorse, participation in accreditation schemes for diagnostic services. CQC will consider the accreditation status of diagnostic services as part of their assessment. It will use a Trust’s participation in these accreditation schemes, and their performance in these schemes, as evidence of quality and of the Trust’s commitment to quality improvement.” (October 2018)
If you wish to discuss the Refundable Package with a UKAS member of staff, please contact us at ImagingCustomerService@ukas.com.
To register your interest, please complete the registration form and return by email or post to:
UKAS | 2 Pinetrees | Chertsey Lane | Staines-upon-Thames | TW18 3HR or ImagingCustomerService@ukas.com