BSIR Safety & Quality

The British Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Improvement Initiative was set up to improve quality and access to Interventional Radiology services across the UK. A UK wide network now exists of IR sites contributing to sharing improvement in IR services.

The project was supported by the BSIR, Royal College of Radiologists, National Imaging Board and DoH Improvement Directorate. .

NHS England has been actively involved in commissioning Interventional Radiology Services. Although the Quality Standards for Imaging (QSI) include criteria relevant to IR, there is no separate accreditation standard for IR services

The Exemplar process does not provide accreditation of participating Interventional Radiology services. Services involved however, show an on going commitment to improving quality and access to IR services. They have undertaken self assessment of their services in four key domains; scope of services, providing good quality care, patient focus and service improvement.