The National Breast Imaging Academy programme is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative which encompasses a range of solutions to address the severe workforce issues faced in the delivery of breast imaging services across the country. Proposals include the establishment of a national centre of excellence for training, the development of high-quality training programmes for all staff and an innovative, online, technology-enhanced learning hub.
The NBIA is funded by Health Education England, hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and working in collaboration with Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians, the British Society of Breast Radiology, Breast Cancer Now, and Prevent Breast Cancer.
The NBIA team is also working to raise the profile of a career in breast imaging and to promote excellence across all aspects of the specialty.
National Breast Imaging Academy Programme
Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the Academy is a collaborative national programme involving multiple other training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers and e-Learning for Healthcare.
We aim to ultimately build a dedicated home for the Academy adjacent to the Nightingale Centre. This would become a national centre of excellence, offering increased training capacity and innovative, academy-based clinical and academic training for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.