BHH, GHH, SH
I have been a qualified radiographer since 2012. I completed my 3 years of training between Bangor University and University Hospital North Staffordshire.
Immediately after qualifying I worked at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for nearly 3 years specialising in plain film radiography and CT imaging.
In 2015, I decided to progress further in my career and moved to a Band 6 post at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester. Whilst there I further specialised in CT and also trained in interventional radiology and MRI. In my time there I particularly enjoyed working in IR and when a senior manager had to take short-notice leave I was chosen to take on the role of acting deputy superintendent in the angiography department. As part of this role I completed extra training in business case management and NHS finance. I was in charge of reordering any stock that was used in cases as well as ensuring all procedures were financed correctly.
After 3 years in Manchester I decided to move back to Birmingham and began my post at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Whilst here I have drawn on my previous interventional radiology knowledge and gained new skills in cardiovascular imaging.
In the future I hope to progress further in my career, potentially into advanced practice.