UKIO president plans to focus on patient experience

UKIO, the multidisciplinary scientific congress for imaging and oncology professionals, will be led by new president Dr Emma Hyde for 2024/25. Dr Hyde is a diagnostic radiographer who specialised in CT and MRI and worked at several NHS trusts before moving into education. She currently works as an associate professor at the University of Derby, where she has been involved in radiography education and research for the last 17 years.

When Dr Hyde first attended the precursor of the event, UKRC, in the 1990s as a student radiographer she was focused on the technical exhibition. “It was amazing looking around the exhibition and seeing all the new technology that might be in our departments soon,” she said. Since working in education her focus has shifted to the scientific programme: “Working as an educator my interests have shifted, and although I still enjoy the exhibition, I am keen to learn as much as I can through the sessions.”

Now as president for 2024 and 2025, Dr Hyde is keen to shape the event into one that focuses on patient experience, by providing more opportunities to hear the patient voice. She said: “We introduced new patient voice sessions in 2023. These were well attended and we had incredibly positive feedback about them. For 2024 I plan to strengthen this further with additional sessions and speakers from NHS England’s peer leaders, people with lived experience who are trained and supported
to tell their stories.”

UKIO 2024 will take place at the ACC Liverpool on June 10-12, 2024.

Picture: Dr Emma Hyde

See this report on page 16 of the September 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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