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The Return to Practice Support Group

Author: Christina Freeman

The Return To Practice Support Group

The Return to Practice Support Network is comprised of radiographers who have successfully returned to the profession after a break. The group has three functions:

1. To operate as an advisory group with a special interest in return to practice;
2. To oversee the writing of return to practice guides for both returners and managers;
3. To act as a support group for returners. 

Members of the group are willing to act as mentors for returners, they can be contacted through Christina Freeman, Professional Officer responsible for returners and lead for the Return to Practice Support Network, email her on christinaf@sor.org

The Return to Practice Support Group produces regular newsletters which can be accessed here.

Phil Edwards Diane Fox
Phil Edwards Diane Fox
   
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Members of the Return to Practice Support Group - Linda Johnson, Jane Mackenzie-Bennett and Jane Fawcett  

Comments and questions should be directed to Christina Freeman, Professional Officer responsible for returners and lead for the Return to Practice Support Network, email her on christinaf@sor.org

 

Journal articles and podcasts:

Read:

Pam and SarahDownload this nine minute audio podcast to hear Pam Shuttleworth and Sarah Brothwood (right) say why and how they managed to return to practice. They are both therapeutic radiographers who successfully returned to radiotherapy after career breaks. They talk positively about both the academic and clinical updating processes they went through and both agree that whilst regaining the necessary knowledge and skills was hard work, it was worth it.

Download the podcast mp3

Download this podcast to hear Jane Fawcett, who successfully returned to radiography after a break, interviewing three returners; Moyra Isherwood talks about the advantages and disadvantages of returning to practice in the specialty of mammography, Jane Mackenzie-Bennett is a manager who has supported returners in her department and she discusses the expectations of the manager and the benefits of returning in a community hospital. Finally, Georgina Lucas returned to radiography some years ago and she gives her thoughts as she finally retires from the profession. Georgina raises the need to lobby for workforce and facilities and would encourage returners to take that all important step to come back to the profession. 

Download the podcast mp3

Jane Fawcett Moyra Isherwood
Jane Fawcett Moyra Isherwood
   
Jane Mackenzie-Bennett Georgina Lucas
Jane Mackenzie-Bennett Georgina Lucas

 

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