'We Are The NHS’ goes in search of radiography recruits

Diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers

Published: 04 March 2020 Government & NHS

Allied health professionals (AHPs), including therapeutic and diagnostic radiographers, are the focus of the latest phase of the ‘We Are The NHS’ recruitment campaign.

It is the first government campaign to recruit AHPs in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

The campaign, run by the Department of Health and Social Care, is aimed at:

  • teenagers preparing to apply for university
  • career switchers
  • people who are already qualified and ready to apply for vacancies.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said, “From the split-second life-saving decisions made by paramedics to the cool, calm analysis carried out by radiographers, everything they do is underpinned by talent, teamwork and compassion.

“It’s also one of the most rewarding jobs out there, helping to save and improve people’s lives on a daily basis.”

He continued, “If you think you have what it takes, I encourage you to consider a career in the NHS as an allied health professional or nurse.”

There is also a new £5000 annual maintenance grant available for students training towards a radiography career and extra payments worth up to £3000 a year will be made available for specialisms that are struggling to recruit.

The funding is expected to benefit around 100,000 students each year.