Led by City, University of London and the Society and College of Radiographers, the conference shares best practice in radiography for coming out of the pandemic.
On Friday 17th June, the Department of Midwifery and Radiography, in collaboration with the Society and College of Radiographers, led the ‘Covid-19 recovery: the way forward for radiography practitioners’ conference.
Hosted at City, University of London, the event boasted a wide range of speakers from across the UK and Ireland who outlined how radiography practitioners can get back to effective, new normal ways of working post the pandemic.
The all day conference was split between two themes across the morning and afternoon respectively, with Session 1: ‘The impact of Covid-19 on radiography professionals’ including talks from Dr Rachel Harris, Head of Professional Practice and Education, at the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and academics from City, University of London, the University of Suffolk, University College Cork and Cardiff University.
A moving and frank talk by Dr Rachel Harris, SCoR, on the impact of the pandemic and how this has impacted the profession and how the professional bodies responded, the challenges and the solutions forward
Session 2: ‘Repair and recover after COVID-1, maximising support and retention of our radiography practitioners: findings solutions’ included facilitated workshops where the current challenges and priorities for recovery of practice post pandemic; recruitment, attrition and retention in the radiography workforce; and training needs for recovery were explored.
Dr Christina Triantafyllou, Siemens Healthineers, explaining solutions for physical and mental wellbeing for radiographers now and in the future
Reflecting on the event, conference organiser, Dr Christina Malamateniou, said:
The conference was funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund.