There is growing interest in developing research culture and opportunities for allied health professionals working in medical imaging. However, little attention has been given to identifying the research interest and needs of this group relative to the other allied health professions. This month’s JMRS paper aimed to measure self-reported research participation, interest, experience and confidence of allied health professionals working in medical imaging and compare the findings to clinicians working in allied health therapies
It’s the MedRadJClub student takeover! Our May session will be helmed by Chris Gibson (@gibsonc85). Chris is a first radiography student at Canterbury Uni. He’s also a dad, former science teacher and a sometime poet!
The UK’s multi professional advanced clinical practice (ACP) framework defines advanced practitioners as:
Healthcare professionals, educated to Master’s level or equivalent, with the skills and knowledge to allow them to expand their scope of practice to better meet the needs of the people they care for. ACPs are deployed across all healthcare settings and work at a level of advanced clinical practice that pulls together the four ACP pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.
However there has been little research evaluating ACP expectations in radiography. Harris et al’s study examined a consecutive sample of UK diagnostic radiographer job descriptions and found that many posts advertised as ‘advanced’ differ from advanced practice roles defined by the ACP framework.
Join us to discuss what defines an ACP role in radiography, and why so many posts fall short of the national benchmarks.