Implementing 7 Day working in Imaging Departments: Good Practice Guidance

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Good practice guidance on implementing seven day working in imaging departments has been prepared to provide advice for commissioners and providers.

Good practice guidance on implementing seven day working in imaging departments has been prepared by a specially convened sub-group of the National Imaging Clinical Advisory Group (NICAG) to provide advice for commissioners and providers.

Many of the measures outlined are designed to support the NHS to meet the QIPP challenge, by demonstrating how they can improve quality, whilst simultaneously reducing cost, either by identifying where resources might be released or by improving understanding of the key interventions that have greatest effect.

This guide concentrates and describes the evidence for extending the 5-day week to 7 days in imaging services, reviewing the significant emerging drivers for change in service delivery. It can be downloaded at http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_132018