Making the best use of clinical radiology services (MBUR) is now..

New name, new guidelines, new evidence


iRefer is currently available to all NHS professionals in
Scotland, Northern Ireland and England

A new edition of iRefer guidelines will be published in Spring 2017.



The latest edition of The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR's) imaging referral guidelines, iRefer

  •  Track record as the source of professional advice to referring GPs, clinicians and other healthcare professionals for  over 20 years
  •  Now in its seventh edition
  •  Developed to ensure patients benefit from timely and accurate diagnoses
  •  Guides justification under IR(ME)R
  •  Provides the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) or intervention for any diagnostic or imaging problem
  •  Informs decisions about the commissioning of imaging and interventional services
  •  Practical guidance based on the best available evidence, with expert
     medical and radiological opinion
  •  Over 300 evidenced guidelines
  •  Professionally led and internationally recognised
  •  A significant leap forward in guideline development with systematic
     literature review, critical appraisal and consensus
iRefer - new name and new format to support
choosing the right test at the right time:
  •  Ensure patients receive timely and accurate diagnoses
  •  Reduce patients' unnecessary exposure to radiation
  •  Ensure the efficient and even use of available diagnostic 

iRefer is available to purchase as an electronic version, an app or a book - see prices for more information