Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital has recently been awarded a prestigious national quality mark by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in recognition of its high quality care and service to patients.
The Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) has been awarded to the charity following a rigorous assessment of the centre’s high quality service to patients, delivered by competent staff working in a safe environment. The scheme has been developed by the Royal College for Radiologists and The College of Radiographers to set professional expectations to improve patient safety. ISAS is the only programme of its kind and is supported by NHS England.
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity that provides life changing CT, MRI and PET/CT scans used to diagnose and monitor mainly cancer but also other serious conditions. Any funds raised are used to make sure patients can benefit from leading edge scanning equipment and furthers medical research into cancer and other conditions.
Supt Radiographer Nicky Fry, who lead accreditation process at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, said: “ISAS is the gold standard for imaging centres and our accreditation is an important endorsement by a hugely respected national body.
“Our team is totally committed to and very proud of the high quality service and care we provide to patients and being officially recognised in this way is very rewarding for us. It’s a really important indicator of high quality care, which should give patients confidence that they will received the highest standard of care in a safe and high quality environment, delivered by a highly competent team.”