Covid-19 nuclear medicine recovery guidance

Published by BNMS

Published: 04 May 2020 Nuclear medicine

With the country preparing to reduce some of the restrictions associated with lockdown, the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) have released guidance to assist with the reintroduction of services.

The BNMS guidance covers:

  • Waiting room capacity and social distancing
  • Rationale for booking appointments
  • Appointments for radioiodine therapy
  • Patient booking process
  • Radiopharmaceutical supply
  • Cameras
  • IT
  • PPE and patient contact
  • Cleaning

“Hospitals will soon be able to start the process of booking patient appointments currently on their waiting lists. This ‘recovery phase’ needs to be carefully planned as the process is not straightforward,” the guidance states.

“When planning appointments, the significant level of anxiety amongst patients should not be underestimated.”

The document should be read in conjunction with the BNMS guidance for the Covid-19 pandemic and the Royal College of Radiologists Covid-19 interim guidance for restarting elective work.

Read the full guidance.