Consultant in radiology and nuclear medicine Dr Kane (left) is presented with a copy of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust certificate by UKAS ceo Paul Stennett.
Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are thrilled that it has become the first NHS diagnostic imaging service provider and the first pilot site to be fully accredited against the ISAS Standard by UKAS.
On hearing the news, Dr Graham Hoadley, consultant radiologist and national clinical lead for service improvement, said: “We particularly proud to be the first radiology/diagnostic imaging service to receive this accreditation within the NHS.
“We have a long history of effective service improvements in radiology and diagnostic imaging and this is a well-deserved reward for our efforts.”
Dr Hoadley continued: “We are passionate about giving our patients peace of mind and we believe that with the accreditation we can demonstrate this commitment better than ever.”
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has around 4,500 staff serving a population of approximately 330,000 and almost 12 million holidaymakers a year.
Accreditation covers the range of diagnostic imaging services delivered across the trust’s five sites. In recommending the accreditation, the assessment team commended the proactive approach to service improvements, highlighting many areas of good practice in service delivery.
See the full report on page 27 of the April 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.