Optimising MRI Pathways for Children Working Group – Resources

During our regional ‘Awake MRI Share & Learn Event’ held in June 2022, NHS colleagues from across the region came together to discuss pathways and practice for supporting children undergoing MRI procedures without a general anaesthetic. During the meeting, our presenters shared tools and resources that they use locally to support children and their families – it was agreed that it would be helpful to share this information on the SW SIC ODN website.

Please note: below are links to both charity and ‘for-profit’ organisations. Operational Delivery Networks are funded by the NHS – we are sharing this information for education purposes and do not receive any direct benefit from this. The network are not intending to promote any particular company or product through our website; our aim is to share information to raise awareness of resources and opportunities to improve MRI pathways for children and support options for NHS services to be more child-friendly. Please contact us if there is anything you would like to share on this page.

Further internal resources are available to NHS colleagues through our NHS Futures page: https://future.nhs.uk/SWChildrenSurgeryODN/groupHome

Patient Information Leaflets:

Reports, Guidelines, and Case Studies:

Resources for Children – Videos and Apps:

A story by Siemens Healthineers which follows Lottie’s MRI Journey

A video of the MRI pathway
at Royal Devon & Exeter

A story from Guy’s and
St Thomas’ and Evelina London

An app to help children reduce their anxiety when visiting hospital

Available on Apple devices

An app developed by Guy’s and St Thomas’ including 360° videos

Available on Apple devices

Commercially Available Tools: