UKAS has undertaken pilot assessments under its Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) scheme in the areas of Radiotherapy Physics and Clinical Engineering against the requirements of BS 70000. In discussion with the MPACE Technical Advisory Committee, British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) and IPEM, UKAS is now looking to extend the scheme into the area of Nuclear Medicine. A call for expression of interests can be found on the following UKAS website
Organisational Audit, Radiopharmacy Audit, Clinical Audit, Scientific and Technical Audit
We are pleased to relaunch the BNMS organisational audit tool in the form of QUANUM. It is suggested that Nuclear Medicine Departments aim to complete the use of the audit tool twice in a 5 year cycle. The first audit should take the form of an internal departmental audit. The second audit should be an invited external audit carried out by BNMS. Satisfactory completion of two audit cycles (one internal, one external) will lead to the award of a BNMS Certificate of Departmental Accreditation.
Organisational Audit is a process of peer review of the structure and the delivery of service within a Department.
BNMS Auditors are bound by standards agreed by BNMS Council. The process has been found to be of significant benefit to audited departments.