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Ayrshire and Arran radiography team named as Scotland's best

Wednesday 12th December 2012
The team picked up the prize from the Scottish Council of the Society of Radiographers.
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Scotland's top radiography team has been honoured by the Scottish Council of the Society of Radiographers.

The prize was given to NHS Ayrshire & Arran's radiographer-led reporting group, which was recognised for its innovative service in order to improve patient care.

Caroline Blower, a consultant radiographer, told the Society of Radiographers website that the award was "great news for the team" and shows what a great provision they provide.

"The advanced practice radiographers are former postgraduate students of Glasgow Caledonian University, and being named Scottish team of the year is further evidence of the success of the postgraduate programme.

"The team has had to work extremely hard to get to where we are today, but they have managed to establish a cost effective and quality service which benefits both patients and staff. The advanced practice radiographers have won the confidence of their radiographer colleagues, by showing them the learning opportunities available. And regular audits show a consistent accuracy of more than 98 per cent," she added.

With the end of 2012 on the horizon, award ceremonies are taking place around the country, while others are being planned for next year.

This includes the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) Trainee Award for Excellence, which. This ceremony will have two new annual prizes sponsored by the BIR and Philips Healthcare.

An award will be made to the best multidisciplinary trainee collaborative effort on a poster or PowerPoint presentation with the winner being given £750.

The second prize is the BIR Student Travel Bursary, which will help fund the attendance of a relevant training event.

In Manchester, Dr Rhidian Bramley has been highly commended in the Clinical Leader of the Year category for his work at The Christie.
He was named at the annual Health Service Journal awards in London and praised for his visionary approach which has enhanced the safety, quality, speed and efficiency in care pathways.

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