The purpose of the Senior Strategic Leadership Specialist Interest Group (SSL -SIG) Network for Allied Health Professions (AHP) Leads and Directors in Radiography is to provide a supportive forum for AHP leaders who work in strategic roles and are qualified HCPC registered radiography professionals. The group is inclusive of the four nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
While the Society of Radiographers has agreed to host the SSL -SIG, it is imperative to acknowledge that the perspectives and stances of this group may or may not be in alignment with the official policies of the SoR.
The specialist Interest group (SIG) aims to facilitate networking, knowledge exchange, and intelligence sharing among its members while remaining connected with the profession of radiography (to include the specialisms within radiography such as ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, mammography etc.) Recognising the increasing presence of radiographers in senior strategic leadership and directorial positions within the NHS, private and third-party sectors the group has been established to leverage this capacity and influence to advocate for the radiography profession.
The Strategic Senior Leadership Specialist Interest Group (SSL_SIG) for radiographers in senior strategic roles is self-governed. It is hosted by the Society and College of Radiographers on the special interest platform.
The Society recognises the increasing number of radiographers in senior management and directorial positions across health and care sectors and seeks to maintain a connection with these influential leaders. The group acknowledges that radiography is emerging in strategic senior healthcare roles, and therefore, aims to provide profession-specific support for these professionals, fostering a strong and united voice for the profession at higher levels. The group is particularly invested in supporting underrepresented groups in senior positions with a special focus on intersecting identities.
Through this Senior Leadership Support Network, we aspire to build a strong community of MDT leaders in radiography who are well-equipped, connected, and motivated to drive positive change and progress for the profession and healthcare. Together, we will lead with purpose and make a lasting impact on the future of radiography.
Janice St-John Matthews