Recommendations for specialists practising ultrasound independently of radiology departments: safety, governance and education
Date of next review: 2026
A collaboration between The British Medical Ultrasound Society and The Royal College of Radiologists
This guidance has been produced jointly by The British Medical Ultrasound Society and The Royal College of Radiologists. It offers a framework for clinical ultrasound practice, primarily aimed at ultrasound practitioners not working under the umbrella of a radiology department.
Good governance is essential for the safety of the patient and protection of the practitioner. This document is intended to be used as a checklist for novice users, a reference source for experienced users and a good practice guide for radiology departments collaborating with point of care ultrasound (POCUS) practitioners.
The guidance has been endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Society of Radiographers and is supported by the British Society for Rheumatology.