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.

By Mr Shamim Quadir(Senior Communications Officer), Published

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 Covid19 recovery event, funded by HEIF and led by the Department of Radiography at City, UoL in collaboration with the Society and College of Radiographers, University College Cork and Siemens Healthineers was a great success/

More than 70 attendees from all areas of practice, education, research and industry from the UK and Ireland took part in this event to support recovery of services after the Covid19 pandemic.

The first part of the event included funded research by the Society and College of Radiographers that outlined the feedback of students, placements, clinical practitioners, academics and researchers.

The afternoon included presentations outlining ways forward for recruitment, retention, and resilience building, and encompassed two workshops to discuss training support and solutions for recovery of service provision.”


The conference was funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

Find out more

Visit the Department of Midwifery and Radiography at City, University of London

Visit the Society of Radiographers website.

Visit the College of Radiographers website.