The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside has appointed four consultant radiographers: Dawn Ledsom, Michelle Cain, Phil Reynolds and Conor Fitzpatrick.
After training, they will oversee patients from MDT to discharge. They will have a focus on staff development and training, research and innovation, and pushing forward expertise in clinical practice, as well as talking patients through treatment plans and expected side effects. They will also be responsible for outlining the area to be treated and prescribing the radiotherapy treatment.
Kieran Woods, business and development manager for radiotherapy at Clatterbridge said, “We understand we are the first specialist cancer hospital in England to have four consultant radiographers in place. These appointments are a very positive step.”
Dawn Ledsom will specialise in breast cancer treatment and was a specialist breast planning radiographer for eight years.
Michelle Cain and Phil Reynolds will both specialise in prostate cancer. Michelle previously worked in the cancer rehabilitation team and also as an on-treatment review radiographer. Phil joins from the Christie in Manchester, where he was a clinical team member before moving into a specialist urology role.
Conor Fitzpatrick, who also comes from the Christie, will specialise in palliative radiotherapy treatment.