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MEDICA secure coveted ISAS Accreditation

MEDICA Group has been recognised for its delivery of outstanding radiology reporting services by being granted accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the Imaging Service Accreditation Standard (ISAS).

MEDICA Group is the leading teleradiology services provider in the UK, both by size, having reported in excess of one million examinations in 2014, and by its continued dedication to the highest level of quality standards and Clinical Excellence. ISAS accreditation means that MEDICA have and will continue to maintain the highest standards consistently across its range of reporting services, instilling further confidence with clients and staff alike.

The ISAS standard has been developed by the Royal College of Radiologists and College of Radiographers as a patient-focussed assessment and accreditation programme, designed to help diagnostic imaging services ensure that patients consistently receive high quality services, delivered by competent staff working in safe environments.  It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme available for diagnostic imaging services in the UK.

Through the process of enhancing, fine tuning and re-evaluating procedures over 10 months the Quality team at MEDICA worked across the organisation to successfully meet the standards required to secure this coveted accreditation.

John Graham, MEDICA CEO said: “We are delighted to have achieved this accreditation, it has been a huge all-encompassing process and an enjoyable challenge for all involved.”

“Achieving this award demonstrates that we consistently provide high quality services, delivered by competent staff who are working in safe and secure environments. We will continue to ensure that these high standards are consistently met, so that through successive cycles of accreditation, we are able to achieve our own goals for quality and governance.”

Paul Stennett, CEO UKAS said, “Congratulations to all the diagnostic imaging staff at Medica Group on achieving ISAS accreditation. UKAS is delighted to be working with the organisation to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality radiology reporting services for the benefit of the patients across the UK.”

MEDICA Group, which is registered with the Care Quality Commission, has strengthened its Clinical Leadership team in the last two years and already holds ISO9001 and ISO27001 certification. Securing the ISAS award cements its place as the UK leader of excellence in teleradiology.

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From Left – Right: Andrew Lovett (Applications Specialist Trainer), Simon Peel (Clinical Governance Manager), Julie West (Clinical Governance Manager), Kim Main (Recruitment & Designated Body Assistant), Sarah Conroy (Quality Lead), Delphine Holmes (Quality & Governance Manager), Lauren Lee (Clinical Governance Assistant), Ben Garlick (Account Manager).

For further media information about MEDICA Group please contact Paul Cornell. T: 01424 273050. E: paul.cornell@medicagroup.co.uk

For further media information about UKAS, please contact Phil Russell or Bobbi Davy in the Press Office.  T: 020 7689 5155   E: ukas@clear-group.co.uk

Notes to editors 

MEDICA is the UK’s largest teleradiology provider, delivering first class teleradiology reporting services to the NHS and independent healthcare providers through its network of over 170 UK based Radiologists. 

The Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) standard covers four domains; Clinical. Facilities and Resources, Patient Experience, Safety.  In order to achieve accreditation to the ISAS standard, each applicant organisation must provide substantial evidence to support quality across all areas relevant to its service.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the national accreditation body for the UK.  Its role is to check that organisations providing conformity assessment services such as certification, testing, inspection and calibration services, are meeting a required standard of performance.  The assessment criteria used by UKAS are internationally recognised as being the best indicators of accurate, impartial and consistent performance.  UKAS accreditation demonstrates an organisation’s competence, impartiality and performance capability against internationally recognised standards.  UKAS has been licensed by The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers to manage and deliver ISAS. For further information about ISAS visit: www.isas-uk.org

The College of Radiographers’ objectives are directed towards education, research and other activities in support of the science and practice of radiography. The organisation’s activities are designed to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.  Together with the sister organisation, the Society of Radiographers, the College represents more than 90 per cent of radiography practitioners in the UK. The Society and College shape the healthcare agenda and lead opinion on a wide range of professional issues.

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has approximately 8500 members and Fellows worldwide representing the disciplines of clinical oncology and clinical radiology. All members and Fellows of the College are registered medical or dental practitioners.  The RCR exists to advance the science and practice of clinical radiology and clinical oncology through a range of activities, including setting and maintaining the standards for entry to, and practice in, the specialties of clinical radiology and clinical oncology, and arrangements for continuing professional development (CPD) in both specialties. For further information, visit www.rcr.ac.uk