The Society and College of Radiographers CT Leads Special Interest Group (CTLSIG) held its third meeting in Manchester in June. Sponsored by Philips UKI, the event was an opportunity for CT leads to meet, share and discuss best practice to improve CT services across the UK. Improvements cover all aspects of CT service delivery such as techniques, activity and capacity, staffing issues and protocols for various clinical tasks.
Chaired by CT lead radiographer at Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, Andrew Stephens, the meeting opened with a question time session with a panel of radiographers consisting of CT superintendent radiographer and vice chair of CTLSIG Cate Savidge, CT cross-site lead radiographer at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Trafford General Hospital Stuart Clark, principal radiographer (CT) at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Colin Stuckey, CT clinical manager at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Jenny Unsworth and CT lead radiographer at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Nicola Dobson. Questions and subsequent discussions for the panel included PGDs, communication techniques, cardiac CT and pressure injecting through central lines.
After lunch, senior CT and research radiographer at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Martine Harris delivered an inspirational presentation on her PhD research about competency and professional advancement in CT and the development and preliminary evaluation of technical competencies for CT radiographers. Harris was keen to engage with the group and incorporate their ideas into her research.
Picture: Attendees at the CT Leads Special Interest Group meeting.
Published on page 4 of the September 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.