About iRefer

iRefer is the essential radiological investigation guidelines tool from The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

The eighth edition of the guidelines is available online and in booklet format. The guidelines are also being piloted in a Clinical Decision Support System. The RCR is working with MedCurrent to deliver the pilot projects in the UK and elsewhere. 

iRefer helps referring GPs, radiographers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) or intervention for patients. It provides practical guidance based on the best available evidence.

  • Track record as the source of professional advice to referring GPs, clinicians and other healthcare professionals for  over 20 years
  • Helps ensure patients have timely and accurate diagnoses
  • Guides justification under IR(ME)R
  • Informs decisions about the commissioning of imaging and interventional services
  • About 280 evidenced guidelines
  • Professionally led and internationally recognised

The process used to produce the guidelines was accredited by NHS Evidence of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in June 2010.

Join the iRefer team

Apply to become an Editor of our flagship referral guidelines by 17:00 on Wednesday 4 November