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Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Issue 167

Welbeck Memorial Lecture presenter Penny Owens will predict radical changes to radiology services at UKRCO 2018

Penny Owens

Penny Owens’ College of Radiographers Welbeck Memorial Lecture will warn delegates that a totally ‘new look’ radiological service will be essential for 21st century healthcare, one that can ‘wrap care’ around the individual patient and service user.

Radiology Manager at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Penny’s presentation on 4 July at the UK Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress, ‘Leadership – The Next Generation....’, will describe a quiet revolution.

“The lecture provides a horizon scan and seeks to provoke thought on how we could and should respond to the change in the leadership agenda that will be required,” Penny says.

The ‘new look’ service that she will outline in her presentation requires 100% commitment to patient-centred pathways of care. She will consider the Genomics project, the advent of AI, tele-medicine, and public/private partnership initiatives, all of which will serve to underpin a new way of delivering healthcare.

Penny will also discuss the advent of personalised medicine, which has the potential to change where and how care is delivered to patients in the future.

Other topics she will explore include new structures: teams will be inter-agency, inter-professional, and multi-professional, working across traditional boundaries and across the professions.

In addition, Penny will focus on the need to identify and develop emergent leaders and new systems of leadership.

“We all know what the service looks like now, but how will it look over the next few years and how should we, as professionals, prepare ourselves?”

UKRCO 2018 is a joint congress offering delegates the opportunity to access a vast body of data in diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology across professional disciplines and industry.

The Congress is organised on behalf of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), and the Society & College of Radiographers (SCoR. It will be held at the ACC and Exhibition Centre in Liverpool from 2-4 July.

This year’s theme, ‘Disease and Diversity’ offers delegates a comprehensive and challenging scientific and educational programme, comprising a wide range of sessions and formats.

To register for UKRCO 2018 go to https://ukrco.org.uk/registration/ and to find out more about the Congress https://ukrco.org.uk

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