The Society of Radiographers are pleased to welcome our two new Secondees, who joined our Professional and Education Team as RePAIR Champions to complete a defined project, for a period of 6 months. This is a HEE funded project and they will both play a key role in mapping and implementing the recommendations from the Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention (RePAIR) programme recommendations through the eleven England Operational Delivery Networks (ODN’s).
Nicky Hutton, is currently working as a Clinical Team Leader and Treatment Delivery Advanced Practitioner at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool and joined us on 3 March 2021. She will be working on secondment Wednesday – Thursday each week.
Mandy Tuckey, is currently working as the Programme Lead and Admissions Tutor for the BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology at the University of the West of England, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and joined us on 4 March 2021. She will be working on secondment Thursday – Friday each week.
Nicky and Mandy will be responsible for identifying good practice, seeking out opportunities and identifying challenges together with our key stakeholders. In particular we will be looking for them to understand the relevance of the findings from RePAIR to the new models of pre-registration education and training that are being implemented in Therapeutic Radiography, with reference to innovation required because of the impact of COVID-19.
Together with our partners, they will develop an online resource to support the implementation of RePAIR recommendations.
Charlotte Beardmore, Director of Professional Policy said, 'It is pleasing that the Society has received funding from HEE to support this important work which follows the national RePAIR programme, funded by HEE. The project offers an opportunity to learn and share the good practice across the radiotherapy networks in order to support and grow the expansion of the therapeutic radiography workforce. We welcome Nicky and Mandy to the SoR, who are both experienced therapeutic radiographers, to lead this exciting project.'
For more information about the RePAIR project, please see here.