The BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules how now been published on the BMJ Open Respiratory Research website (athttp://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/) and on the BTS website (at https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/quality-standards/bts-pulmonary-nodules-quality-standards/).
First published in 1989, The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has produced the referral guidelines, Making the best use of clinical radiology services, to help clinicians, radiologists, radiographers and other healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) for a wide range of clinical problems. They provide practical guidance based on the best available evidence, together with expert opinion where evidence is lacking or conflicting.
Available on the Royal College of Radiologists website
How doctors close the gap
Tackling the social determinants of health through culture change, advocacy and education.
Medical Record Keeping StandardsWith funding from Connecting for Health, the HIU has been co-ordinating a project to develop medical profession-wide standards for the content structure of hospital admission records, handover and discharge communications. For more information please visit the RCP website
In response to recent requests, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation on this topic given at the Spring 2004 BNMS meeting has been made available for us.
Members should note that this has been prepared by an independent management consultant and does not therefore have the formal endorsement of the BNMS.
Click here for access to the presentation.