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08-Jan-2019

 

Diagnostic Radiography Workforce Review Stakeholder Engagement Event

Event Name: Diagnostic Radiotherapy Workforce Review Stakeholder Engagement Event

Event Location: Loughview Suite, Ulster University Jordanstown, Shore Rd, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QB

Event Date: 22 Mar 2019 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

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Do have something to say about the future development and delivery of Diagnostic Radiography?

Diagnostic radiographers use x-ray machines, ultrasound machines and other imaging technology and techniques to work out what disease or condition is causing a patient’s illness.  Examples include:

  • Looking through tissues with x-rays to examine bones, cavities and foreign objects.
  • Viewing real time images of the digestive system using fluoroscopy.
  • Creating cross-section images of the body using computed tomography (CT) scanning.
  • Building 2D or 3D maps of different body tissue types using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Checking circulation and examining the heart using ultrasound scanning.
  • Investigating blood vessels using angiography.

Diagnostic radiographers can contribute towards establishing treatment plans and may also be involved in intervention procedures, for example, the removal of kidney stones.

The Department of Health is undertaking a workforce review of this Allied Health Profession (AHP).  Have you experience of this service or thoughts on how it should develop and be delivered in the future?

You may be a professional, worker or volunteer in any sector, or a service user.  Either way, we want to hear about your experience of this vital service.  This is your chance to help shape future service delivery and have your voice heard.

The AHP Workforce Review Stakeholder Engagement Event will take place on Friday 22 March 2019, 10.00 – 14.00 in the Loughview Suite, Ulster University, Jordanstown.

You can book your place for this event by emailing gerard.tinney@health-ni.gov.uk or calling (028) 9052 3233 on or before 12.00 on Friday 8 March 2019.  We will need your name; position and organisation (if you work or volunteer) or status (if you are a service user/carer) and your contact details (e-mail, telephone number and postal address)Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  You will receive a full information pack in advance to enable you to take part in discussion during the event.

A light lunch will be provided at the event.  Service users/carers only will be able to claim travel expenses from the Department to attend (car mileage currently at the NICS Standard Rate).  Please advise if you have any special requirements, including dietary (e.g. gluten-free) or access needs, to enable you to attend this event.

If you are unable to attend but wish to comment on these issues, please contact us using the details above to receive your information pack.  Your written comments must be received on or before 17.00 on Friday 22 March 2019.

 
 
 

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