Radiographers are registered Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), vital for modern health care. There are two branches of radiography: Diagnostic and Therapeutic. Radiographers are clinical practitioners, managers, leaders, researchers and educators. They work as a team together with support workers, assistant practitioners, radiologists and oncologists to provide person-centred support and care for patients during screening, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of trauma and disease processes.The profession is dynamic, developing rapidly in response to changing technological, health and patient population needs. Every year, radiographers provide essential healthcare services (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to millions of people. Radiographers in the UK work under regulation of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
World Radiography Day (WRD) marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation, by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.Find out More