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NHS England’s September stats (released 14th November) show that England is at its worst level on record with key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E being missed for over 3 years. 
 
RMS, the radiology management business, was delighted to pick up the ‘Value Based Procurement’ award at the Excellence in Supply Awards for the North last night. The award recognises the value that RMS provides in delivering innovative radiology services to NHS Trusts. 
 
The Excellence in Supply Awards were held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds and promote private sector organisations working in partnership with the NHS to deliver high quality, effective and efficient patient care; helping the health service to do more for less. 
 
Radiology Management Solutions (RMS) is pleased to announce a collaboration with esteemed radiographers, Paul Rowe and Mike MacKenzie, to provide a complete in-house scanning and plain film reporting service to its NHS clients. 
 
RMS provide an innovative scanning solution to help NHS Trusts reduce radiology waiting lists, which can often be at the core of hospital backlogs and bed blocking, as patients require diagnostic imaging before treatment. 
 
A study by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (managed by Cancer Research) has found that cancer survival in the UK has improved, but the country is still not performing as well as other high income countries such as Norway and Australia. 
 
The study, which was published in the Lancet Oncology, looked at 3.9 million cancer cases between 1995 and 2014 in 7 comparable countries – Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the UK. 
 
The new Faster Diagnosis Standard, to be introduced in April 2020, will put additional pressure on imaging departments to meet cancer diagnosis deadlines. 
The Faster Diagnosis Standard sets out to ensure that all patients who are referred for the investigation of suspected cancer find out within 28 days if they do or do not have a cancer diagnosis. 
 
Radiology Management Solutions (RMS) warns hospitals that they need to be prepared for another winter of increasing winter pressure across all departments. Although receiving less media coverage than in previous years, last winter saw some of the worst statistics on delivering healthcare over the winter period. 
 
Radiology Management Solutions (RMS) has helped NHS Trusts across the north complete an additional 64,000 CT and MR scans in the last year. 
 
RMS helps NHS Trusts save money and increase efficiency through better utilisation of in-house radiology resources. Their bespoke 7-day medical imaging service reduces waiting lists and bed blocking, enabling a robust emergency scanning service to help Trusts minimise waiting lists and speed up patient pathways to recovery or treatment. In the last year RMS has helped an additional 36,000 MR and 28,000 CT patients to be scanned and on their way to diagnosis and treatment. 
RMS, the radiology management business, has won the Best Small Business Award at the North West Excellence in Supply Awards. They were also ‘Highly Commended’ in the competitive Support Services category. 
 
The Excellence in Supply Awards promote and celebrate private sector organisations working in partnership with the NHS to deliver high quality, effective and efficient patient care; helping the health service to do more for less. 
Radiology Management Solutions (RMS) estimate that an overall annual saving of circa £1.6million has been made across the Trusts that they work with. This saving was calculated based on extending the working hours of a radiology department rather than using a rented mobile unit on site. 
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