Accessing iRefer

Fellows and members
NHS Scotland
NHS Wales
Other users

Fellows and members

Fellows and members of The Royal College of Radiologists can access the guidelines for free. 

Access iRefer 

NHS Scotland

If you work within NHS Scotland, you can access iRefer for free. Users accessing the guidelines from within the NHS Scotland network should see a green 'Log in automatically' button on the iRefer homepage. If you are not able to see the green log in button or if you are having probelms accessing the guidelines, contact nss.showteam@nhs.net 

NHS Wales

If you work within NHS Wales, you can access iRefer – NHS Wales for free. If you are accessing the site from an authorised NHS Wales site, going to this web address will take you into the guidelines. If the location that you are accessing the site from is not authorised, you will be presented with an access request form. Complete the form with your details and support staff will verify the form and action your request. Any queries should be sent to elibrary@wales.nhs.uk

Other users

The seventh edition of iRefer: making the best use of clinical radiology was available through licensing arrangements via e-Learning for Healthcare or the N3 network to all NHS professionals working in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland until the eighth edition was launched in May 2017. A similar arrangement in respect of Wales ceased previously. While the lead bodies in some of those countries have entered into successor license agreements for access to the eighth edition of iRefer, others have not. Discussions are in train in respect of some of the UK countries that have yet to enter license agreements but it is not currently possible to say whether the eighth edition will be available in the same way in all UK countries.

For information, the pricing structure for online subscriptions to the eighth edition are available at www.irefer.org.uk/pricing.

While we recommend purchasing iRefer print copies or online subscriptions via the iRefer website we understand that in some circumstances that may not be possible. In those instances, we are able to invoice for your order. If you would like to be invoiced, please complete this online form.

If you have any further questions about the new edition of iRefer or the subscription options, please email irefer@rcr.ac.uk