RAIQC News - RAIQC and the London School of Clinical Radiology launch the “Emergency Radiology” package

RAIQC and the London School of Clinical Radiology launch the “Emergency Radiology” package

19 January 2024

In Spring 2022, the London School of Clinical Radiology used RAIQC to develop and deliver SPOCA - ST1 Pre On Call Assessment - providing high-quality, consistent training and assessment across London. 

Dr Jane Young, a Consultant Radiologist at the Whittington Hospital who was Head of the London School of Clinical Radiology and co-creator of the SPOCA, explained the importance of this initiative:

We wanted to develop a course that could be easily accessed by trainees, at their own pace, so that they could learn when it fit them best, maximising the use of their time. Putting together all this content was a great effort by multiple expert clinicians across London and the RAIQC platform’s ability to display DICOM images and real-world scans in web browsers played an important role in how this training was delivered, enabling us to reach more trainees faster than before.

The development of this resource involved gathering cases demonstrating a spectrum of key pathologies that trainees would likely encounter in their on-call work, equipping them with the knowledge and reporting skills to safely and confidently transition to reporting acute radiology without direct supervision.  Contribution to this course came from multiple London Trusts:

  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Given the SPOCA package’s usefulness and positive feedback from London trainees, RAIQC and the London School of Clinical Radiology collaborated to make this training resource available to a much wider clinical audience. This led to the launch of the Emergency Radiology package, which aims to support motivated learners in developing or refreshing their knowledge and skills in emergency imaging. As with SPOCA, the package explores many of the very most important cases encountered in the emergency setting, from acute paediatric pathologies to major trauma.

The package also provides Continuous Professional Development credits with downloadable certificates which can be added as evidence to portfolios.

Learn more about the Emergency Radiology package here:  https://www.raiqc.com/packages/emergency-radiology  
Learn more about the foundation of this project, SPOCA, here: https://radiologylearninglondon.com/courses/spoca/


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