Radiology waiting and reporting times 

22/03/2019 00:00 

The implementation of Epic will see the replacement of the current radiology information system with an Epic module.

To support staff while they learn their way around the new system and give them time to share best practice, where we can, we will be reducing certain aspects of clinical activity for a few weeks.

This will have little impact on GP referrals but Epic implementation may make the patient journey through the department somewhat slower in the first four weeks while staff get used to the new systems. Reporting times will also be temporarily delayed.

Plain Film
This is a walk-in service so access will not be affected. There may be some delays while the patient is in the department. We expect there to be an increase in reporting turnaround from our Feb 2019 median of 3 days to 13 days.

CT service
No change to access. There may be some delays while the patient is in the department. We expect there to be an increase in reporting turnaround from our Feb 2019 median of 5 days to 14 days.

MRI  service
No change to access. There may be some delays while the patient is in the department. We expect there to be an increase in reporting turnaround from our Feb 2019 median of 5 days to 14 days.

Ultrasound service
We expect there to be an increase of up to two weeks from the Feb 2019 median wait of 17 days. There may be some delays while the patient is in the department.

We hope to resume a normal service in May 2019, and we expect to reduce waiting time back to the Feb 2019 levels by the end of June.

Contact: Andrea Bangay, superintendent radiographer, andrea.bangay@nhs.net, 020 3447 3654.

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