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King’s Interventional Radiology recognised nationally

11 February 2022 - The service has been awarded pilot status by the British Society of Interventional Radiology

The Interventional Radiology (IR) department at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) has been recognised nationally by the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and been added to the list of BSIR Exemplar Pilot Sites.

BSIR Exemplar Pilot Sites are departments that have demonstrated a commitment to the development of high-quality interventional radiology services, an area of specialism that involves a range of techniques to obtain images of the inside of the body.

Dr Gibran Timothy Yusuf, Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the PRUH, submitted an application for the IR service to the BSIR and is pleased with the verdict.

“I am extremely proud that the IR department at the PRUH has been recognised,” Dr Yusuf said. “When I was hired as a consultant in 2017 it was my remit to develop the IR department from a limited service available at the time.

“To now being able to offer a consistent weekday service, and a 9-5 emergency service, is incredible.”

One of the contributing factors in being added to the Pilot list was the department’s rapid development in a short period of time, and it has been noted as providing a good example of what district general hospital interventional radiology can look like.

Jonathan Lofthouse, Site Chief Executive of the PRUH and South Sites, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and is well deserved by every member of the IR team.

“To have a nationally recognised department at the PRUH is a testament to the hard work all members of staff do, and only enhances our reputation as one of the leading district general hospitals in the country.”

Dr Yusuf would like to further develop the IR service at King’s to better serve both emergencies, inpatients and outaptients at the PRUH.

“There is still a long way to go but I intend to make sure we achieve great things in line with King’s BOLD vision.”