Standards for providing a 24-hour interventional radiology service, second edition

Reference: 
BFCR(17)1
Date: 
2017
Review Date: 
2020

For the safety of patients, it is necessary that acute hospital trusts have formal and robust arrangements to ensure provision of emergency services 24 hours a day, every day of the year – interventional radiology is no exception. This publication encourages trusts to:

  • put patient safety first, recognising the essential role of interventional radiology
  • recognise the resources required to provide an interventional radiology service
  • be clear and transparent about local arrangements for the provision of interventional radiology
  • decide what can and can’t be provided both in and out of hours
  • make arrangements which ensure robust and coherent regional interventional radiology service provision.