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Stepping Hill Hospital radiographer receives top national training award from InHealth

12 Mar 2021 - Press Release


 A radiographer working at Stepping Hill Hospital has received a top national award  diagnostic provider InHealth for outstanding performance in training.

InHealth Reporting presented Jack Butler, Chest Reporting Radiographer, with the InHealth Award for Academic Excellence in Clinical Reporting – Adult Chest Pathway during an online ceremony with colleagues.

Jack received his award for outstanding performance on the programme run by InHealth. The programme, approved by the College of Radiographers, was designed in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University and has been running for the last 3 years, recognising 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 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.

Chest x-ray reporting is an innovative and relatively new discipline for radiographers, involving them in diagnosis which was previously exclusively an area for radiologists. Jack’s development in this area has helped him to diagnose many patients alongside colleagues at the hospital and has allowed Stockport NHS Foundation Trust to be a pioneer in this area.

The award was presented virtually on Friday 12th March by the team at InHealth, Canterbury Christ Church University and Chris Kalinka, the President of Society and College of Radiographers, along with the radiology team from Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital.

 In an online award ceremony, which took place on Friday 12th March, the InHealth Award for Academic Excellence was presented to Jack Butler, MRI Reporting Radiographer from Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, who said: “It was a great honour to receive the award. The course was a challenging but extremely rewarding learning experience, engaging throughout with thoroughly supportive university staff; ensuring myself and other graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skill and competence to accurately and efficiently report on adult chest x-rays. Working alongside our other colleagues in radiology, reporting radiographers have the real potential to save lives through timely and accurate diagnosis of diseases, and this is something I feel lucky to be a part of."

During the ceremony, Stuart Cooper, Radiology Operational Lead, said: “On behalf of the team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, we are delighted that Jack is receiving this award. Even at interview stage when joining the team here at Stockport, his answers were exemplary, he showed real aptitude even before his training began and he has put so much effort in. He was a delight to mentor, he’s very level-headed and calm, as well as being extremely hard working and enthusiastic. We’re thrilled for him”.

Chris Kalinka, President of the Society and College of Radiographers, said: “Radiographers make up the largest workforce in imaging and I really support ongoing Radiographer practice and development. It’s been so great to hear about all the fantastic things that have taken place over the last year. Often, when you`re in the thick of it, it’s easy to lose sight of just how much has been achieved, so for Jack, he should be really proud of himself, and of course the whole team at Stockport. A very well-deserved award”.



Colleagues, InHealth and PSCR head Chris Kalinka join in on Jack`s online award event

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