Today is the first Allied Health Professions Day #AHPsDay. It presents a great opportunity for sonographers to raise awareness of their work, particularly because it falls during Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month.
Enthusiastically supported by the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for England, Suzanne Rastrick, the day provides a chance for sonographers to promote the profession to other health and medical professionals, as well as the public.
Many trusts have events planned today and sonographers should take full advantage. We have so much to tell people about. Medical ultrasound plays an increasingly prominent role in diagnostic imaging services and everyone should know of the brilliant work of the practitioners who make it possible.
How MUAM has been raising the profile
Since the beginning of the month, we have published a series of articles about different aspects of the profession. Please share them with others. They include:
This is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (includes a comprehensive list and links to the ultrasound resources published by the SCoR)
Does the Society and College of Radiographers support ultrasound research?
A day in the life of an ultrasound programme director
AAA: the screening programme that has cut early deaths by half
New editions of ‘Greentop Guidelines’
Reflections of a newly qualified sonographer
Sonographers and the care given to bereaved families
Obstetric anomaly scan improvement in Northern Ireland
Other articles are planned each week day through the month and topics we hope to include are MSc direct entry, Giving difficult news to parents, Life of a sonographer student, Being a consultant sonographer, and the Down's syndrome Quality Assurance Support Service.