X-ray team up for award

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NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s radiographer-led reporting team has been nominated as the Scottish team of the year by the Scottish Council of the Society of Radiographers. The prestigious award is in recognition of the team’s innovative service to improve patient outcomes.

Caroline Blower, Consultant Radiographer explains: “This nomination is great news for the team and really shows the innovative service they provide. The advanced practice radiographers are former post graduate students, and this nomination is further evidence of the success of our post graduate programme.”

Since the radiographer-led reporting team was set up, patients have been reaping the benefits. By fine-tuning the patient recall system, patients with significant injuries are brought back for their treatment more quickly than previously.

Caroline adds: “The team has had to work extremely hard to get to where we are today, but they have managed to establish a cost effective and quality service which benefits both patients and staff.

“The advanced practice radiographers have won the confidence of their radiographer colleagues, by showing them the learning opportunities available. And regular audits show a consistent accuracy of 98 per cent.

“On behalf of the organisation, I would like to congratulate the team on reaching the finals of the award, and to wish them luck.”

The team of the year will be announced at a ceremony next month.


NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s radiographer-led reporting team

Front row (left to right): Jennifer Wells and Melanie Hall

Back row (left to right): Vicki Murrells and Kirsty Slater