• QSI

Quality Imaging Service Accreditation

Helping diagnostic imaging services ensure their patients consistently receive high quality services, delivered by competent staff working in safe environments.

The quality standard for imaging (QSI) has been developed by The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers to set out the criteria that defines a quality Imaging service.

UKAS accreditation of imaging services is a patient-focused assessment that is designed to give stakeholders, service users, patients and their carers, confidence in their diagnosis and all aspects of their care. The QSI provides a framework for the NHS and private sector to provide consistently high quality services delivered by competent staff working in safe environments.

UKAS assesses imaging services to ensure that the standard’s requirements are maintained through regular monitoring. Accreditation to standards is supported by NHS England, NHS Northern Ireland and NHS Wales, and recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

 “NHS England, NHS Improvement and the CQC are committed to, and strongly endorse, participation in accreditation schemes for diagnostic services. CQC will consider the accreditation status of diagnostic services as part of their assessment. It will use a Trust’s participation in these accreditation schemes, and their performance in these schemes, as evidence of quality and of the Trust’s commitment to quality improvement.” (October 2018)

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