Pictured back row (from left) are Care UK divisional imaging manager Simon Harvey and InHealth MRI superintendent radiographer Joanne Ramsdale. In front are InHealth business development manager Nichola Baron, NHS Rotherham Diagnostic Centre Service Manager Jo Hodgson and InHealth northern operational manager Jenny Redman.
NHS Rotherham has commissioned a GP direct access MRI service to operate from the NHS Rotherham Diagnostic Centre at Rotherham Community Health Centre. This service is in response to demand from general practice for the MRI service.
It will operate on a 12-month trial basis to access the level of demand and its clinical effectiveness.
InHealth is joining Care UK in delivering the service by providing a mobile unit for one day a week. Referrals are made via the choose-and-book method, fax or by letter.
See this report on page 32 of the January 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.