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Assistant practitioners diagnostic imaging radiotherapy

Assistant Practitioners(Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy)

Dr Margot McBride


Assistant practitioners radiography
Assistant Practitioners(Radiography)

Key Drivers:

  • Increase in patient expectations

  • Expansion of cancer services and waiting times

  • Increase in demand for clinical radiology services

  • Workforce challenges

  • Needs of an ageing population

  • Limited development for radiography staff

    NHS Education for Scotland

    Role Development for Radiographers & Radiography

    Support Staff within Scotland

    Final Project Report March 2006


Robert gordon university
Robert Gordon University

  • Radiography Assistant Practitioner Training since 2002.

  • All courses integrated within the Radiography career long learning pathway.

  • Cert HE,Dip HE, BSc(Hons),MSc, PhD

  • Diverse and experienced Radiography teaching team

  • A&E,CT,General, Oncology


Dundee and stow colleges
Dundee and Stow Colleges

Allied Health Professions Higher National Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy validated in 2005 by SQA

Courses commenced in 2007

  • Course is delivered by multi-professional health

    care teams.

  • Provides a qualification for access to a Radiography

    undergraduate programmes.


Role development for radiography support staff
Role Development for Radiography Support Staff

Benefits for staff:

  • Excellent opportunity for NHS support staff career satisfaction and advancement.

    Benefits for patients:

  • Reduction of reporting times, waiting times leading to faster diagnosis and treatment.


Hnc evaluation studies publications
HNC- Evaluation Studies/Publications

  • I.Colthart, M McBride, M Murray (2010). On your Wavelength:Radiography Assistant Practitioners Training in Scotland. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 4: 29-33.

  • I Colthart, M McBride, M Murray (2010). Mentoring Assistant Practitioners-The Radiographers Perspective. Radiography. 16: 223-229.