Clinical Lead Radiographer profile
I qualified as a Mammographer in 2001, after 4 years I joined the mammography clinical training team. I travelled to different breast units around the country delivering update training, assessing technique and evaluating images. In 2010 seeking a new challenge, I went on to become an Advanced Practitioner, undertaking film reading, interventional duties and performing sentinel lymph node injections. I took on the role of Clinical Lead Radiographer in 2016 and am responsible for management of a large team of breast radiographers. I work closely with the Director of Greater Manchester Breast Screening and the Greater Manchester NHSBSP Programme Manager to oversee the Greater Manchester NHSBSP and we regularly liaise with Public Health England to ensure that the screening programme is meeting targets. As the Greater Manchester BSP is one of the largest in the UK, covering 215,000 women, this is not always straightforward and often challenging, but it is definitely rewarding! In my 16 years at the Nightingale Centre I have been lucky enough to be involved in academic research, teaching, business and management, whilst maintaining my clinical skills. I would definitely encourage all newly qualified radiographers to look at breast as a career; it offers such a diverse and engaging range of career opportunities.