BHH, GHH, SH
I began my radiography journey as a student at Birmingham City University in September 2012. As part of my training I completed placement at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen, where I gained experience in general imaging, CT, MRI and theatre imaging.
After qualifying I commenced a band 5 radiographer post at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester. During my first 2 years at Salford Royal I worked in main x-ray and in theatres. In 2017 the department purchased an O-Arm intraoperative CT scanner for use in complex spinal and neurosurgical procedures. I was chosen to be the lead for this new piece of equipment and I was responsible for developing a training document and ensuring that all staff members were trained on how to use it safely. In late 2017 an opportunity arose to join the rotational radiographer team covering MRI and interventional radiology. When working in interventional radiology, I was involved in a wide range of specialist neurovascular procedures such as aneurysm coilings and stroke thrombectomies as well as other non-vascular procedures such as nephrostomy and gastrostomy insertions.
In April 2018 I decided to leave Salford Royal and moved to University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull) where I now specialise in Cardiovascular imaging, Vascular Hybrid Theatre and Interventional Radiology. In my current role I have been given the role of CPD lead for the cardiovascular team as well as assisting with the upkeep of this website for interventional radiology.