What is QSI?
QSI is an accreditation that formally recognises that a UK imaging services provider has demonstrated that it has the organisational competence to deliver against key performance measures.
These measures require the Department to achieve high standards of service in relation to patient care and choice, safety, fit-for-purpose facilities, and clinical practices.
QSI is available to imaging services across the UK both within and outside the NHS and publicly endorses the high-quality patient-centred services a radiology department continually operates. The standards are endorsed by the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society & College of Radiographers but overseen by an independent body UKAS (UK Accreditation Service).
The standards set a high level of performance for radiology departments and require a great amount of teamwork and dedication to patient services. The standards are designed to put patients at the centre of the service, ensuring that services are designed and maintained with patients at the forefront.
Each year, we are required to submit vast amounts of evidence to UKAS to show that we adhere to these standards, as well as being scrutinised at least bi-annually during an onsite visit by the assessment team, which consists of radiologists, radiographers and patient-representatives.
Operations Director Karen Planterose shares her delight on the accreditation, “We extend our gratitude to our dedicated team and partners for their unwavering commitment to excellence. This achievement marks a significant milestone in our journey, inspiring us to continue raising the bar in patient care and service quality.”