Referring your first patient to Devonshire House for a CT Scan
Following our recent CQC inspection, it has been recommended that we adopt the latest best practice guidance which requires dentists who refer patients for CT scanning to have a service level agreement in place with their chosen CT scanning referral centre.
Devonshire House Service Level Agreement
The service level agreement for our CBCT scanning service ensures compliance with best practice guidance. This necessary agreement will allow you to refer your patients for CBCT scans with appropriate justification. This simply requires you and your colleagues at your practice to:
confirm that you refer in accordance with published guidance criteria
confirm that you have fulfilled the standard education requirements in the use of ionising radiation and radiation protection and
provide certification to show that you have undertaken additional training for CBCT Referrers
Please complete and return your agreement along with copies of your relevant CPD certificates as soon as practicable so that you can start to refer patients for scans. Please also complete and return a patient CBCT referral form outlining all of your requirements
How to become a certified CBCT scan referrer or reporter
If you would like to refer your patients for scans and are not yet certified, or if you woud like to learn how to report on scans, we are offering two evening lectures to help you meet the requirements of the best practice guidance:
Following attendance at one of our CBCT scan referrers lectures, or a similar lecture elsewhere, and submission of your service level agreement and certificates we will be able to accept your referrals. Please complete and return a CBCT referral form outlining all of your requirements.