Support for the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI)

The QSI is a collaboration between The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers (the Colleges). We are developing a range of supporting resources to help services meet the standard through a staged approach. This can ultimately lead to accreditation.

Ongoing college support will be available. The Quality Improvement Partners are available by email, phone or to visit your department at any stage.

Resources and support are available through QSI Future NHS or a WhatsApp group, along with regularmonthly remote meetings, with talks from experienced QSI staff from a number of UK services. Further supporting documentation and training/networking days will be communicated through the QSI Future NHS webpages as they become available. Suggestions for useful tools can be sent to our Quality Improvement Partners

General support and networks

Development and support tool

This development and support tool (.xlsx) has been designed to help services assess themselves against QSI 2021.

It provides a platform to RAG rate your current standing along with examples of evidence to help you think about what may be required to meet each standard.

If your service wants to proceed to accreditation you can use the gap analysis to gauge your readiness. If you are around 60-75% compliant it may be worthwhile to contact UKAS for advice or pre-assessment. 

Templates

A range of templates are available for services to download and edit. These include sample job descriptions and a draft project plan that outlines key stages to meet the QSI. This can be used as a guide. Your employer will have their own templates for policies and procedures.

Case studies

Job descriptions

Example SOPs

The Dorset Vanguard have created and kindly shared a Standard Operating Procedure template and policy:

Contact our Quality Improvement Partners

Our Quality Improvement Partners can provide further information and support for implementing the standard in your service. Please email qsi@rcr.ac.uk