SCoR update/scope of practice – Ms Sue Johnson, Professional Officer Clinical Imaging, Society and College of Radiographers

This session will allow delegates to:
• Share their knowledge of the evolving scope of practice of assistant practitioners in mammography and breast screening
• Recognise and differentiate between different levels of practice
• Know how to contribute to discussions and influence outcomes

Sue works as a professional officer in clinical imaging at the Society and College of Radiographers. Amongst other responsibilities, Sue leads on the SCoR work for breast imaging and also leads the work on the assistant practitioner workforce across radiography. She works closely at the national level with government agencies and breast services supporting the development of professional guidance and assurance of quality services. Sue is a diagnostic radiographer with over 30 years’ experience. Before this role, she was a Clinical Imaging Manager with responsibility for the Breast Unit. Sue is an enthusiastic supporter of radiographers’ professional development and has a long association with the Society and College of Radiographers.

Academy e-learning material for APs – Mrs Lyndsay Kinnear, Training & Education Lead for Mammography, Nightingale Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

• Understand how to access e-LfH, the Health Education England (HEE) programme providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.
• Know how to locate and use the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) e-LfH e-learning sessions (and other relevant sessions) to support CPD.

Lyndsay Kinnear completed her radiography training in 1997 and worked for four years as a diagnostic radiographer before becoming an application specialist for a medical imaging company. Lyndsay returned to clinical practice in 2014, completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Mammography and taking up the position of Training & Education lead at the Nightingale Centre in 2016. Since joining the Nightingale Centre she has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in teaching and learning in higher and professional education and a Masters in Advanced Medical Imaging. Lyndsay has a keen interest in clinical mammography education and is the Chair of the Mammography Associate Trailblazer group and a member of the Breast Screening Programme Clinical and Professional Group (CPG) for Radiography. Lyndsay is also the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) lead for the radiography working group and is the joint radiography lead for the Academy Online project.

Audit – working on the mobile vans pilot and beyond – Ms Jacquie Jenkins, National Breast Screening Programme Manager, PHE

This talk will enable delegates to:
• Understand the current workforce situation.
• Inform about the pilot of assistant practitioners (APs) working with remote radiographic supervision.
• Update about the future proposals for APs.

Jacquie Jenkins has worked in breast screening since 1996 gaining vast experience of the programme working in several senior regional roles within the quality assurance service. She particularly has an interest in data and screening performance and has worked to develop methods to analyse individual performance for dissemination to professionals within the programme whilst working as the deputy director of quality assurance in the East Midlands. She has been the PHE national breast screening programme manager since 2015, leading on programme policy and guidance. Her role also includes responsibility for programme change and development within the NHS breast screening programme. Her first degree in social policy and administration and post-graduate qualifications in research methods are useful in key components of the role which include leading on the revision of programme standards and having oversight of projects that contribute to the quality improvement and effective delivery of the Programme. Jacquie worked in banking and taught classical guitar prior to working in the NHSBSP.