A national first for Neuro Phys

Our amazing Neuro-Phys team

Our Clinical Neurophysiology service is the first in the country to gain national accreditation from  United Kingdom Accreditation Service - UKAS.

The team  carries out diagnostic tests on the brain and nervous system . It recently embarked on a process of  rigorous  assessment and evaluation to achieve national IQUIPS (Improving Quality in Physiological Diagnostic Services) accreditation .

Independent national assessors  from UKAS  have visited the department several times over the past year to observe practice and view examples of evidence in order  to prove that excellent  standards of care are being achieved.

The domains assessed were:

  • Patient experience
  • Clinical standards
  • Safety and effectiveness
  • Facilities, resources and workforce

As a result of this process the department was granted formal national accreditation  on 5th June 2015  - the first neurphysiology service in the country to achieve this.

The service is led by our Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist Dr Shwe Tun supported by medical staff, a team of Clinical Physiologists and administative staff.

Service manager, Chris Monaco,  said  ‘  This has truly been a huge team effort , everyone has  worked really hard to achieve this award . The Neurophysiology service takes pride in its achievement . We have worked together In order to provide the highest standard of care possible to our patients in CHFT  and in doing so have been recognised nationally as  leaders in this field."’

Back left to right are-

Gill Mills, Sally Corbidge, Caroline Mulligan, Chris Monaco, Steph Carroll

Front left to right are-

Martyn Thompson, Savannah Thompson, Angela Emery, Dr Khine Lwin, Susan Wilson, Dr Shwe Tun