Student successes - Diagnostic Imaging - University of Derby

Student successes

The success of our students is testament to their hard work, and we love to celebrate when our students' hard work pays off. Keep it up!

January 2015

Emma Lawson, who graduated in BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography in July 2014, has had an article published about her third year elective placement, in the December 2014 issue of ‘Imaging & Therapy Practice’. Emma now works as a band 5 radiographer at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Two of second year BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography students, Faye Morrissey and Saima Dalvi, have recently completed a three week elective placement as part of their third year in Tanzania. The elective was organised through Work the World, which is a scheme endorsed by the College of Radiographers. We reported last year that Faye and Saima were lucky enough to receive a bursary from the British Institute of Radiology towards their travel costs. 

July 2014

Diane Pridmore, a nursing student who studied the inter-professional learning module (which combines nursing and radiography students), is now working with the Director of Service Improvement for a large NHS Trust after presenting an idea that aims to make a positive difference to the patient discharge process. The innovative development involves a traffic light system whereby doctors can communicate patient updates with pharmacists in a more efficient manner. If implemented into clinical practice, the system will also:

  • Allow doctors to have more control and reduce length of time to complete as it can be done at the patient's bed space instead of at the end of the doctor's ward round.
  • Enable family and friends of the patient to clearly see the steps of the discharge process.

You can find out more by watching Diane's video.

May 2014 

Two of our second year students, Saima Dalvi and Faye Morrissey, have been granted a travel bursary from the British Institute of Radiology. This will be of great help to support them with the costs of a 3 week elective clinical placement. This placement is taking place in Tanzania this September. 

April 2014 

One of our 2013 graduates, Janine Crutchley, has had an article published in Imaging & Therapy Practice

March 2014 

Final year student has gained a funded place at a conference in Paris  

Cathy Logan, MSc Advanced Practice student, has gained a funded place to attend the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Conference in Paris this April. Whilst undertaking her PG Cert Leadership for Healthcare Improvement within the programme, Cathy submitted a case to Health Education East Midlands which has landed her a place. 

February 2014 

Care Makers sharing compassion in practice 

A number of our BSc (Hons) Radiography students here at the University of Derby are currently Care Maker Champions, passionately promoting good standards of care within healthcare settings. Our students have been selected due to their ability to spread the word about Compassion in Practice across the NHS. Being positive role models, our Care Maker Champions act as ambassadors for the six c's - care, compassion, competence, communication, commitment and courage. Have a look what Care Makers are all about

This is the sort of activity that our students have been involved in:

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