We are pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of the Quality Standards for Imaging (QSI) publication – with updated notes to provide additional clarification and access to the latest guidance for radiology departments and imaging services.
The QSI is a collaboration between The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and The College of Radiographers (CoR), with the aim of improving the quality of care for people attending an imaging service. The QSI allows services to evaluate their performance and develop where needed to continually improve patient experience and outcomes.
Benefits of the QSI that services who have gone through the accreditation process have seen include:
- A huge step change in how services challenge their own practice and the evidence that they use to demonstrate good practice, providing improved efficiency and validity of service
- A robust framework and improved governance for delivering high quality and patient focused care, resulting in a continual programme of quality improvement
- Improved teamwork and training, with better staff recruitment and retention.
The QSI has undergone a rigorous development and review process and represents the judgements of panels of lay representatives, radiographers, radiologists, medical physicists, and sonographers who have overseen its creation and revision. It reflects wide consultation and valuable comments and suggestions received from professional colleagues and relevant UK government agencies, professional and regulatory bodies.
The RCR will also be hosting a webinar on the latest version of the QSI in the coming weeks – we’ll be announcing the date in the coming weeks via our website, social media and regular faculty bulletins.