The Department of Health and Ageing have announced that they are tendering for an organisation to develop guidance material to assist practices that provide diagnostic imaging services to become accredited under Stage II of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme.

This is great news and it will be of considerable help and assistance to practices.

It is intended that the materials will include items such as procedure documents, templates, checklists, flow charts and answers to frequently asked questions. The material is to be in various formats and appropriate for the needs of small general practices through to large specialist centres. It is expected these materials will be available in October 2010.

In the meantime, HDAA has also developed resources for diagnostic imagine practices and in July 2010 HDAA member practices will be able to access a booklet that explains the standards and the documentary evidence required for an application based on the range of services practices provide.

Remember: the Full Suite of Practice Accreditation Standards can be viewed on this website in the left hand menu under “DI Standards”.