This year's prizegiving not only acknowledged the individual, team and students who have excelled, but for the first time included two patient choice awards for outstanding care.
Helen Ong, the UK and Northern Ireland Radiographer of the Year, said she was 'overwhelmed' to have won not just the regional, but the national title as well.
Lead obstetric and gynaecology sonographer at Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Helen was described as "the epitome of an exceptional leader and a wonderful ambassador for the profession, as well as being a very highly valued member of the ultrasound imaging team." (Watch Helen talk about winning the awards.)
The UK team prize was taken by the Radiotherapy Patient Information and Support Team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals from the Society's Yorkshire and North Trent Region.
In a surprise announcement at the awards ceremony, the Leeds cohort also found themselves accepting the team Patient Choice Award for Outstanding Patient Care. (The team talk about their multiple wins.)
The student award winners are Nathan Maitland-Davies of City, University of London, the UK Diagnostic Student Radiographer of the Year, and Sarah Bradderof Sheffield Hallam University, who scooped the UK Therapeutic Radiography Student prize. (Watch Nathan talk about winning.)
Nathan's nomination talked about his passion for the profession and patient care. His colleagues describe him as 'diligent, committed and compassionate'.
Sarah, a former Council of Deans of Health #150Leaders delegate, is known for her motivation and commitment to the profession and to patients. (See what Sarah has to say about winning.)
The winner of the individual Patient Choice Award for Outstanding Patient Care is Ruth Williams, the South East Radiographer of the Year. Ruth is a senior radiographer/review radiographer at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
The awards were presented by Guest of Honour, Sir David Behan, chair of Health Education England, and Jodie Bridge, business leader, precision diagnostics at Philips Healthcare, who very kindly sponsored this year's awards.
The radiography awards brochure can be downloaded here.
UK Diagnostic Student Radiographer of the Year
Nathan Maitland-Davies, City, University of London
UK Therapeutic Radiography Student of the Year
Sarah Bradder, Sheffield Hallam University/Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
RADIOGRAPHERS OF THE YEAR
UK & Northern Ireland
Helen Ong, Lead Obstetric and Gynaecology Sonographer, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Greg Cruickshank, Superintendent Radiographer, Cardiac Catheter Suite, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Jennifer Little, Practice Placement Educator and Interventional Radiographer, University Hospital, North Staffordshire
Christopher Grayson, Senior Cross Sectional Radiographer, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ashleigh Bishop, Senior Radiographer/Mammographer, BMI Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen
South East Radiographer of the Year and Winner of the Patient Choice Award for Outstanding Patient Care
Ruth Williams, Senior Radiographer/Review Radiographer, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Laura Laver, Senior Sonographer, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Tessa Roberts, Radiographer, HMP Berwyn, North Wales
Yorkshire and North Trent
Hazel Rodger, Radiotherapy Service Manager, St James’s University Hospital Trust, Leeds
RADIOGRAPHY TEAMS OF THE YEARS
UK and Yorkshire & North Trent Radiography Team of the Year and Winner of the Patient Choice Award for Outstanding Patient Care
Radiotherapy Patient Information and Support Team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Radiotherapy Dosimetry, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Ultrasound Team, Queen Mary’s Maternity Unit, West Middlesex University Hospital
Radiology Department, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
CT Team, Gateshead NHS Trust
CT Radiographers, Belfast City Hospital/ Belfast Trust
Proton Beam Therapy Team, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Radiotherapy Student Mentor Team, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Radiology NHSE Wave 5, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Beacon Radiotherapy, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Post-Op Head and Neck Radiotherapy Pathway Team, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board