iRefer and CDS

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has produced the radiology referral guidelines iRefer: Making the best use of clinical radiology (formerly Making the Best Use of a Department of Clinical Radiology) for over 20 years and the current edition, the eighth, was published in 2017. 

While the guidelines have been widely praised and recognised throughout the world, their value lies in guiding the use of imaging effectively. Increasingly, and particularly with healthcare structures in the UK, the sector where the guidelines could and should have most effect is primary care and emergency imaging.

With this in mind, the RCR is piloting the eighth edition of the guidelines in a clinical decision support system. The RCR is working with MedCurrent to deliver the pilot projects in the UK and elsewhere. If you would be interested in taking part in the pilot, please contact irefer@rcr.ac.uk