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Digital Imaging Summit 2021: Improving Radiology Reporting & Escalation

Friday 10 Dec 2021

Hallam Conference Centre, London

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Following the July 2021 Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report this conference focuses on Improving Radiology Reporting & Escalation.  

With an opening address from Dr. Jeanette Dickson, President of The Royal College of Radiologists   

This conference focuses on the important issue of improving radiology reporting turnaround times and escalation when unexpected results are identified. The conference will explore how the development of Radiology Information Systems and PACS can support staff to ensure optimisation, support the move towards imaging networks and ensure integration of Artificial Intelligence into workflow. The national review of radiology reporting which took place before Covid-19  by the Care Quality Commission found huge variation in radiology reporting highlighting trusts that had backlogs of 33,400 unreported images.

“Unlocking Solutions in Imaging, reviews and collates a range of patient stories involving missed or delayed diagnoses of significant findings following an X-ray or scan, and documents recurrent themes of varied or poor escalation procedures and communication between hospital teams. It builds on a string of NHS imaging reviews and recommendations made in recent years”

Royal College of Radiologists July 2021

“We highly commend the Ombudsman for its report…The PHSO report highlights tragic cases whereby significant unexpected imaging findings were missed or not escalated promptly. The RCR is extremely clear, across all our guidance and training, that reporters must flag such discoveries if they detect them.. The Ombudsman’s call for NHS digital shortcomings to be addressed as an urgent patient safety matter is both bold and pivotal. The COVID-19 response has demonstrated the NHS can make rapid digital improvements, such as rolling out remote and networked scan reporting. Innovations in imaging IT must continue as the health service recovers, and trusts must be centrally supported to allocate the staff time and capital investment needed to upgrade IT and alert systems…Hospital imaging teams are under more pressure than ever, battling through covid backlogs on top of spiralling demand for radiology scans and procedures, and it is crucial that any system and local-level efficiencies that can happen, do. Staff desperately need breathing space to implement systems change, but this will only take us so far..”

RCR President Dr Jeanette Dickson July 2021

“Unreported images and imaging backlogs can have implications for clinicians, trust, and ultimately patient safety. This includes delays in diagnosis which can cause stress and anxiety for patients, potentially leading to poorer outcomes… Imaging backlogs and the use of autoreporting to manage them can result in missed diagnoses.”

Royal College of Radiologists

 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve radiology reporting turnaround times and safety
  • Reflect on the July 2021 PHSO report and recommendations
  • Look ahead to the development of National Standards for Radiology Report Turnaround Times
  • Learn from outstanding practice in radiology reporting
  • Reflect on national developments and learning from the Imaging Networks
  • Improve the way you monitor radiology reporting turnaround times, use key performance indicators to monitor reporting times effectively, ensure board oversight and manage and escalate backlogs
  • Reflect on the use of Technological advances in reporting and Artificial Intelligence
  • Identify how digital imaging and the effective use of PACS and RIS can support improvement in turnaround times
  • Explore the role of the reporting radiographer
  • Ensuring patients safety and board oversight
  • Identify key strategies for safe insourcing and outsourcing
  • Understand the legal implications of backlogs, unreported images and staff competence in reporting
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair & Speakers Include:

Dr Stephen Fenn

Consultant Radiologist
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Tony Dysart

GP and Clinical Lead
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Dr Jeanette Dickson

President
The Royal College of Radiologists

Dr Peter Rowlands

Consultant Radiologist
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Location
Situated in the West End, adjacent to the BBC and the Langham hotel
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

Virtual Training

£295.00

(£354.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.