This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of radiology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform radiology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and
In this their 18th report, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment presents a review of the health effects, benefits and risks arising from the use of ionising radiation in dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans in non-medical
Technical evaluation of the IMS Giotto Class digital mammography system in 2D mode, used in the NHS breast screening programme. Thisreport is one of a series of technical reports evaluating commercially available mammography systems on behalf of the NHS breast
This document explains how the DHSC will recognise MPEs as competent, as required by medical exposure regulations on radiation safety. Certificates from RPA2000 are valid for 5 years. Discussion on renewal of certificates is ongoing and will be agreed once transition
Date of report: 5 April 2019 Deceased name: Alice Dixon Coroners name: Simon Wickens Coroners Area: Surrey Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths This report is being sent to: Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust
NHS England will not routinely commission 18F-FDG-PET CT as part of radical radiotherapy treatment planning for oesophageal cancer in accordance with the criteria outlined in this document. In creating this policy NHS England has reviewed this clinical condition and the
NHS England will commission selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for chemotherapy refractory / intolerant metastatic colorectal cancer in adults in accordance with the criteria outlined in this document. This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of this treatment for the
This document aims to share key learning from Clinical Site Visits conducted by PHE between December 2007 and November 2016.
Analysis of radiotherapy errors and near misses reported voluntarily by NHS radiotherapy departments.
This document describes the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) pathway for 18+0 to 20+6 week fetal anomaly ultrasound scan.
This document describes the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) pathway for Down’s (T21), Edwards’ (T18) and Patau’s (T13).
Report that finds: The UK currently needs another 1,004 full-time diagnostic radiologists – by 2022 the shortfall will be at least 1,610, a third of the number of doctors needed to keep up with scanning workload NHS hospitals across the
The purpose of this handbook is to bring together in one publication the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme’s (FASP) guidelines and recommendations that relate to the screening pathway and are not covered in detail in the other handbooks. It includes: an overview
This evaluation of the current Direct Access Diagnostics for radiology (DAD) service in Wirral sought to examine aspects of the patient pathway in the service, the clinician and patient experience and the quality of the service. Evidence was collected and
Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture. The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound
Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture. The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing
Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture. The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound
This service specification covers the provision of Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) service (All Ages). PBT provides radiation by delivering a beam of proton particles, rather than X-Rays.
This policy document outlines the commissioning arrangements for hyperbaric oxygen therapy for soft tissue radiation damage in patients with a history of pelvic irradiation for malignant disease (all ages).
This document explains how certain requirements in The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 and The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 should be interpreted. The regulations provide safeguards for individuals exposed to ionising radiation from medical equipment for imaging, treatment or research