Posts Tagged ‘Radiology’

“Without more radiologists, backlogs in radiology reporting will continue and patients will suffer”

The premise of national standards for the turnaround of imaging reports is laudable – patients deserve a uniformly safe, high quality standardised servic...

Radiology: CQC questions lack of agreed best practice and calls for national standards on reporting times

A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has found significant variation in the timescales for reporting on radiology examinations and a wid...

National standards on radiology reporting times needed, says CQC

A CQC review into radiology reporting times has called for national standards on scan turnaround times. The regulator found significant variation in the...

Shortage of interventional radiologists compromising quality of NHS care, says college

An NHS-wide lack of interventional radiologists means that some patients are having to undergo major operations because they cannot access the minimally in...

Schadenfreude is an exquisite dish but it can leave a bitter taste

It has been nearly a year since I hung up my ultrasound probe, switched off the PACS monitor for the last time, cleared my desk and wiped off all the incri...

Dr Finlay’s take on 24/7 access to radiology – “not enough of us to do everything”

“The laird o' Cockpen, he's proud an' he's great, His mind is ta'en up wi' the  things o' the State; “ (Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairn) The scen...

Michael Gove & Sarah Vine: With public sector custodians like these, who needs enemies

So, here was the initial story in The Telegraph about the useless NHS (with something very similar appearing in the Daily Mail) letting down one of our glo...

Radiology: New learning resource about nuclear medicine

A new e-Learning for Healthcare module about nuclear medicine has been created within the College of Radiographers ‘Image Interpretation’ project. Thi...

Proud that I was there at the beginning

Years ago when I was a radiology trainee I was fortunate to spend a day a week for several months with an aged but very eminent radiologist, Dr Ronald O. M...

College response to one week cancer test plan

Royal colleges have the welcomed the Labour leader's recent commitment to improving cancer diagnosis waiting times but have suggested that significant extr...

New cancer target: idiocy in glorious technicolour

When they were young my children’s favourite show was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. We went up to London twice to see it (with Jason the...