Dr Ben Timmis

4ways Healthcare Ltd

Dr Ben Timmis, FRCR qualified in 1975, and became a consultant radiologist at The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in 1985. In 1987 he was appointed Director of Imaging and Head of Department. In 1990, he was elected as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Staff Committee. He became the first Medical Director of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in 1992, a post he held for 5 years. He had a special interested in vascular, interventional and GI radiology up to his semi-retirement from the NHS in late 2010.

Dr Timmis is also lead consultant radiologist at the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, and a consultant radiologist at The Wellington Hospital in London, as well as Medical Director of the London Upright MRI Centre. He has been associated with 4ways since its foundation, as a consultant radiology advisor, and was appointed as Medical Director of 4ways in 2011.

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How to manage x-ray reporting risk with fewer consultant radiologists

In England alone, NHS Trusts reported 23 million x-rays last year which was over half of the total imaging performed. With experienced consultant radiologists being drawn towards reporting increasing volumes of CT and MRI scans, how can we still manage to safely report on the huge volumes of x-rays each year? Dr Ben Timmis Medical Director of 4ways Healthcare and lead clinical auditor of one of the biggest x-ray audit data sets in the world shares his thoughts.