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Launch of the new Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI) scheme

The new QSI Quality Mark scheme – designed to support imaging services in delivering changes that benefit your busy frontline teams and their patients – is now open for registration.

Our new scheme enhances the support already provided by The Royal College of Radiologists and The College of Radiographers to imaging services working to meet the QSI including a new QSI Hub and an in-house assessment scheme to gain the quality mark.

A new ethos

Our approach, led by and for imaging professionals, marks a move away from traditional methods, promising a more effective and sustainable path to quality improvement in imaging services. 

Key benefits of the QSI Quality Mark include facilitating peer support by bringing services together, an easier way of sharing best practice and formal recognition of quality for services and their stakeholders. This builds on our existing support, offering more expert and targeted resources to help services implement the QSI.

Imaging services interested in implementing the QSI and enhancing the quality of their services can now register to join the new scheme.

Register to join the new scheme

Benefits of becoming a Quality Mark reviewer

There is also an exciting opportunity to join our new Quality Mark review teams and influence the standard of QSI across the country. Our expert reviewers will join teams made up of at least two expert reviewers, a lay reviewer and a Quality Review Partner. You’ll receive formal training, and the teams will be built to reflect the service under review, covering specific modalities and areas of specialism.

As an expert reviewer, you will engage with other imaging services to understand how to tackle the complexities of high-quality service delivery. This will provide you with in-depth insights into how to approach similar circumstances in your own service, putting you in a great position to improve upon any specific challenges you and your colleagues are dealing with. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to network with other reviewers to widen your professional network and earn CPD points.

Dr Katharine Halliday, RCR President, said: “We’re delighted to launch our new QSI Quality Mark scheme and ensure a partnership approach to quality improvement. I’m confident that we have the processes and resources to deliver a high-quality scheme that enhances the support we provide to services implementing the QSI.

“The opportunity to become an expert reviewer will also offer many benefits, and I encourage anyone interested in quality improvement and keen to help others improve their services to apply.”

Apply to become a QSI Quality Mark Reviewer