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In September 2013, Dr Kate Granger launched the #hellomynameis campaign. Kate was terminally ill with cancer (she died in July 2016) and her experiences as a patient highlighted the lack of communication from doctors and clinical staff.
The campaign encourages healthcare professionals to pledge to introduce themselves to every patient they meet.
The Society of Radiographers joined the campaign and contributed by conducting a survey to identify the barriers to patient communication to guide the organisation's work in this area.
It drove awareness of the campaign by encouraging radiographers to take photographs of themselves holding up a card to introduce themselves.
The results of the survey were:
Click here to download a campaign poster.
We also produced videos to raise awareness of the campaign and thank our members for their participation.
Dr Kate Granger tragically passed away on July 23 2016 after a long battle with her illness.
Charlotte Beardmore, the Society's director of professional policy said at the time, "Kate was an inspiration to radiographers who are passionate 'Hello my name is' campaign supporters.
"We thank her for highlighting how important this simple introduction is to patients which helps put them at ease and feel they are being treated with compassion.
"Kate's reminded us why this should be common practice amongst all health care professionals."