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Calling all breast imaging radiographers

24 July, 2018
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The new Academy Online learning hub is calling for the breast imaging radiography community to be involved in the development of the hub, as part of a larger and ambitious project to address the crisis in the workforce.

The success of the project, say the organisers, will rely on the enthusiasm, experience and expertise of the breast imaging community.

Would you be able to contribute to any of the following?

  • Writing up anonymised cases
  • Writing content for e-learning resources
  • Editing e-learning content and supervising authors
  • Developing an overarching multidisciplinary curriculum for all breast imagers
  • Bringing your educational experience or IT skills to the project

A business case was submitted to Health Education England proposing solutions to the workforce crisis, including the development of a national fellowship programme, radiography apprenticeships, training programmes for breast clinicians, and the establishment of a National Breast Imaging Academy.

A central element of the Academy proposal is the creation of a learning hub: a centralised multidisciplinary forum for training, information, support and professional development for all breast imaging staff.

Key elements of the Academy Online learning hub will include innovative e-learning resources covering the theoretical aspects of the core curriculum for all staff groups, a centralised learning management system, a national online learning ‘community’ to provide mentoring and support to all trainees and staff, and the use of simulation as a learning tool.

If you think you can help please contact Megan Bydder or Lyndsay Kinnear.

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