BSIR SIG & Affiliate Groups

The BSIRQI initiative is voluntary, and open to all UK sites undertaking Interventional Radiology.

Sites undertake self assessment based on the BSIRQI assessment proforma which can be downloaded here

The next round of applications will take place in mid 2020. Self assessment questionnaires can be submitted by email to:

Questionnaires are reviewed by the BSIR Quality and Safety committee, and notified if they achieve exemplar or pilot site status. All sites, both exemplar and pilot sites will be required to submit service improvement examples. 

The whole application is reviewed, but as a minimum exemplar centres will have to conform to the Provision of Interventional Radiology Services document and in particular have to be able to demonstrate:

  • Sepsis and haemorrhage control including nephrostomy (24/7), biliary drainage (24/7), abscess drainage (24/7), embolisation GI haemorrhage, IVC filter insertion
  • IR mortality and morbidity meeting
  • Use of WHO’s Safe Surgery/IR checklist and audit
  • Audit of patient consent
  • An example of service improvement

Once a site gains exemplar status this will be reviewed every 5 years.