The opening address to the conference will be given by Dr Rachel Harris, Professional and Educational Manager, Society and College of Radiographers and CoR Accredited Consultant Radiographer, Jonathan McConnell, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland, will deliver a keynote address on the first afternoon of the event.
Three of the UK’s radiographers have been supported by the Overseas Conference Grant (the CoR Legacy Fund), including Dr Nick Woznitza, Consultant Radiographer, Homerton University Hospital, who will present his paper paper ‘Lung cancer: the changing role of the radiographer’, which explores novel ways advanced practitioner radiographers can support lung cancer pathways.
Senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Morag Howard, also a recipient of the an Overseas Conference Grant (the CoR Legacy Fund), will present ‘Radiographer-led discharge (RLD) in a minor injuries hospital’. She argues that RLD enhances inter-professional working and is a constructive advanced practice for radiographers making best use of their skills in line with government initiatives.
‘The impact of a consultant radiographer on stereotactic radiotherapy service’, which centres on how a consultant can streamline the patient pathway, while delivering gold standard services in more resourceful and innovative ways will be presented by Dr Yatman Tsang, Consultant Radiographer, Mount Vernon Hospital who has also received financial support from the Overseas Conference Grant (the CoR Legacy Fund).
Other presentations include the results from a regional UK survey as part of the Allied Health Professional (AHP) Transformation Project; an interesting session asking 'are sonographers advanced practitioners? A survey of sonographers' opinions on their level of practice analysed against set criteria for the accreditation of advanced practitioners; Blood product prescribing: Radiographer role development; Image interpretation of the appendicular skeleton for radiographers: an introduction; and the perceptions of radiology staff on appointing an NHS Trust's first consultant radiographer.
Additionally, Rachel Harris will be running a workshop with Jonathan McConnell entitled 'Advanced Practice – what is it? How do you know you or your colleagues are doing it?'.