We are delighted to announce that four talented radiologists have been selected to form the next cohort of the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) Breast Radiology Fellowship, a programme available to radiologists from both the UK and overseas to train more breast imaging specialists and help to tackle workforce shortages in the NHS. The Fellows will be based at NHS Trusts across the country.
The NBIA launched the fellowships in 2019 to raise the profile of breast radiology and provide a new route into the specialty for radiologists from the UK and overseas. Developed in conjunction with several leading breast units across the country, the one-year fellowship offers enhanced breast training with the ambition of providing the leaders, educators and researchers for the future. The programme is part-funded by NHS England.
The Fellows benefit from comprehensive specialist training in breast radiology, covering all aspects of symptomatic and screening breast imaging at their host NHS sites. Combining this practical experience with NBIA organised academic study days, the Fellows will develop their knowledge and skills in a multidisciplinary approach to breast pathology. They are also encouraged and supported to pursue their individual interests in teaching, service management, quality control, audit and research.
Dr Soujanya Gadde, Consultant Breast Radiologist and NBIA Fellowship Lead, says: “It is great to see continued interest in the Fellowship programme with high calibre applicants to the programme.
“The Fellowship is a key element of the NBIA’s approach to tackling significant workforce shortages across breast imaging services, and I look forward to welcoming the Fellows when they start in the Autumn.”