InHealth Reporting award celebrates academic excellence in clinical reporting

As part of the ongoing commitment to training and developing Radiographer Reporting, InHealth Reporting are proud to have recently presented the InHealth Award for Academic Excellence to James Nolan, MRI Reporting Radiographer from Tameside Hospital.

The award programme, which is approved by the College of Radiographers, was designed in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University and has been running for the last 3 years, recognises the hard work and dedication of students who are studying the Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Reporting.

The course involves an intensive year of study, both within the university and clinical departments, with successful students having to balance their ongoing full-time practice with their study and home lives, frequently studying in their own time.

Throughout the course, students have the invaluable support of both their clinical department and Radiologist colleagues in order to successfully complete their studies, which is reflected in the high success rate of students within this programme.

Most recently, the InHealth Award for Academic Excellence was presented to James Nolan, MRI Reporting Radiographer from Tameside Hospital, who said: “The MRI general investigation course at Canterbury Christ Church University was a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my skills and take on new challenges whilst also offering a solution to the increasing reporting demands within my department. It is great honour to receive this award – it is brilliant to see that Reporting Radiographers are valued for their role both within the NHS and wider the healthcare community.”

The award was presented by David Adams, Business Development Manager for InHealth Reporting, in the presence of Helen Johnson, Associate Directorate Manager Clinical Support Services at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and staff from the radiology department.

David said: “We are extremely proud to be part of this incredible initiative, which acknowledges not only the hard work that goes into the course, but achieving the highest academic score in their year group. Congratulations to James and I wish him the best of luck in his MRI reporting career.”

Helen said: “Due to the continuing pressure to provide radiological services of an increasingly complex nature and to provide faster diagnosis, the challenge ahead of Radiology is one of difficulty if we do not embrace and invest in the talents that are inherent within our teams. James is an excellent Radiographer, a fantastic role model and a true ambassador for our profession and it was my pleasure to celebrate his achievements”.

Martin Mitchell, Lecturer for Diagnostic Radiography at Canterbury Christ Church University said: “I am delighted that James was awarded this prize, he has shown himself to be a dedicated student who demonstrated excellent level 7 (post graduate) analytical and reporting skills throughout his programme of study. I wish James and his cohort of fellow reporters every success for their future reporting careers”.