Top accolade for Lincolnshire radiographer

The hard work and dedication of a therapy radiographer from Lincoln County Hospital has been recognised with a regional award.

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The hard work and dedication of a therapy radiographer from Lincoln County Hospital has been recognised with a regional award.

Jane Hall, Information and Support Radiographer, has recently been announced as Radiographer of the Year for the Yorkshire and North Trent Region by  the national Society of Radiographers.

The annual awards are an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of radiographers across the country. They also provide the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of both the profession and radiography departments.

Therapy radiographers are responsible for planning and delivering exact and complex radiotherapy treatment for people with cancer.

Jane has been a therapy radiographer for 25 years and has had a varied career including working as a clinical lecturer at City University and also in research and development, working predominantly on breast cancer trials. Jane is currently working as an information and support radiographer , supporting people having radiotherapy treatment and their families.

She said: “I feel very pleased to have been nominated for the award and am delighted to have been chosen for the Yorkshire and North Trent region.

“I’m really looking forward to going to London for the awards ceremony and am proud to be representing the dedicated  radiographers in our region.”

The awards ceremony will be at the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 November, which is World Radiography Day, and all the regional award winners will be put forward for the overall Radiographer of the Year UK Award.

Steve Herring, the president of the Society of Radiographers, said “Every day members of the radiography profession provide excellent care and ensure that the patient comes first. Jane is an exceptional individual chosen by her colleagues for special recognition.”

One of Jane’s colleagues, radiographer Heidi Mitchell, said: “I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the award. Jane’s efforts and commitment to her role and her patients have to be recognised and commended.

“Every member of staff and patient she comes into contact with is left with no doubt about her dedication to improving the patient’s journey and quality of life. Jane never gives up trying, all the while battling through with the smile and optimism she is known for. We are so lucky to have her in our department.”