12th February 2019

Image: Breast Screening.Revised suites of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Clinical Imaging and Breast Screening have been approved, following a review by Skills for Health.

The review, which was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE), revised the NOS for Clinical Imaging (2005) and Breast Screening (2003). Working with employers and professional bodies, Skills for Health reviewed the existing NOS to bring them up to date with current professional practice and NOS development practices.

Penny Owens, Director of Allied Health Professionals, Cancer, Diagnostics and Clinical Support Division, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Steering Group, said: “We would like to thank everyone involved in the review and development of these NOS. These updates reflect the changes in practice that have taken place in clinical imaging and breast screening since the NOS were originally written, and make it clearer for staff and employers to recognise best practice.

A number of new NOS have been developed as part of this project, including NOS for hybrid and nuclear imaging and two new NOS for forensic imaging. A signposting document which lists the new and revised NOS can be found here.

All of Skills for Health’s NOS can be found on the Skills for Health Competence database here https://tools.skillsforhealth.org.uk/competence_search/

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