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Programme Documents & Resources

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The iRefer guidelines ‘Making the Best Use of Clinical Radiology’ published by the Royal College of Radiologists, UK, were reviewed and adopted by the Faculty of Radiologists, the National Clinical Programme for Radiology and the National Radiation Safety Committee, HSE in 2012.  These guidelines are intended as an aid for referring clinicians; they were produced 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 are a supportive tool to help direct clinical management and/or add confidence to the clinical diagnosis as additional evidence.  They will help prevent inappropriate use of procedures and reduce unnecessary patient exposure to radiation.

Staff in public hospitals can automatically access the guidelines via http://guidelines.irefer.org.uk/ without a need for an additional login. 
General Practitioners can access the guidelines via logging in to Healthlink. 
Access is currently being rolled out to the private hospitals via the Independent Hospitals Association of Ireland.

Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division