The Scottish Clinical Imaging Network (SCIN) is one of four managed diagnostic networks in Scotland and was commissioned approximately three years ago, following on from the work of the Managed Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Network (MDICN), as part of NHS Scotland National Managed Network Service (NMNS).
SCIN is composed of different groups of professionals, employed within imaging in Scotland, who are interested in working together to progress quality issues within their specialty. The network involves radiologists, radiographers and imaging managers. It was established to work across board boundaries, acting as a conduit between the service and Scottish Government or central projects.
A large part of the work of SCIN involves driving up quality and effectiveness across Scotland by sharing good practice. Few radiographers have an understanding of this work and its impact on day to day practice. As strategic decisions always have a “grass roots” effect, this article is aimed at informing radiographers about the work being undertaken by SCIN and to encourage support and participation in this effort.
There is a core team of staff: a Lead clinician (a radiologist), a national Imaging manager (a radiographer) both of whom are seconded for two sessions a week to SCIN. These clinicians are ably supported by a Project Manager and a Project Support Officer who are employed by the National Network Management Service. This core team focus on progressing the activities of SCIN.
The SCIN Vision:
“SCIN aims to influence the development of an innovative, equitable patient centred service through the delivery of high quality clinically effective imaging services across Scotland.”
The SCIN Team:
Our website is still a work in progress. We are asking for your help in keeping the site as interesting and as informative as possible, and would welcome suggestions and contributions as to what you would like to see on this site.
You can contact us on NSS.SCIN@nhs.net