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.
RMS (Radiology Management Solutions), the scanning specialist, has recently partnered with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for the supply of additional CT and MRI scanning services.
The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales and has three main hospitals - Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor, Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Radiology Management Solutions (RMS) has helped an NHS Trust address its staff shortage problem through the implementation of an innovative, out-of-hours staffing solution within its radiology department. RMS worked closely with one of its NHS Trust customers to implement an out of hours and weekend service that meant scans could continue to be performed, irrespective of staff shortages.
That the quality of care has been maintained in the toughest climate most can remember is testament to the hard work and dedication of staff and leaders, although director of Radiology Management Solutions (RMS), William Bailey, says some very real challenges lie ahead.
As Labour calls on the government to spend an extra £500 million on a winter bailout fund for NHS England, director of Radiology Management Solutions (RMS), William Bailey, says the problems run far deeper than many commentators outside the NHS could possibly imagine.