The Imaging Directorate has a patient centred approach to continuous 24/7 service delivery. We consistently deliver national targets of 6 weeks wait for all examinations as part of the national government target of 18 week pathway from referral to treatment for all patients.
The Imaging Directorate have an established track record of service re-design and transformation both at a local and national level, leading innovation in collaboration with health care partners to improve quality and clinical outcomes for patients. We have placed particular emphasis on improving systems and processes, enhancing the patient experience. The Directorate aims to achieve its priorities through the development of current staff, an increase in consultant establishment and further improvements in efficiency.
PACS is installed on all sites using Agfa Impax and HSS CRIS enabling all imaging to be stored and reviewed digitally. Order communications has been introduced, enabling electronic requesting for clinicians. Our vision is to create a paperless environment to maximise efficiency and deliver improved patient centred care.
A major strength of the Directorate is the high calibre dedicated staff who make up the Imaging team. The team is led by Radiology Clinical Director, Dr John Reynolds; Group Manager & Lead Radiographer, Thomas Lowbridge and consists of 320 staff. This includes 28 radiologists, 130 radiographers, 14 Nurses and 70 clerical staff.
Development and expansion over a wide range of specialist services and a commitment to developing staff potential at all levels, makes us an attractive proposition for aspiring individuals keen to build a career in the field of radiology. The expertise amongst our Consultant Radiologist team and clear career structure for radiographic, nursing and ancillary staff provide an abundance of opportunities to learn and develop with the best.
We also support the training of Radiology Registrars on the West Midlands Training scheme and student radiographers on placement from Birmingham City University.