Chat and experience of breast X-ray, breast screening mammogram

Hello My Name Is…  WoMMen Forum Chat Here we introduce the story of an online WoMMeN Forum Chat that we held on Sept 7th, 2016. The theme of the chat was our experience within breast screening of the Hello My Name is… campaign. We have 7 themes, all grouped together, the comments from the eight[…]

Hello my name is…: compassionate care in mammography

“I stand by my opinion that NHS staff would do well to experience the ‘other side’ as a patient to improve compassion #medradjclub“ That was me, taking part in a tweetchat with other like-minded radiographers on Twitter in May this year. What was I banging on about? Well, we were sharing ideas about compassionate care,[…]

32 years of mammography

Geraldine Shires, mammographer at the Nightingale Centre in Manchester, has dedicated her working life to ensuring women who need breast imaging get the best quality of service at what is often a very difficult time in their lives. One of the silent majority of health professionals who just get on with the job in often[…]

Social media and breast screening: really?

Bev Scragg, mammographer at East Lancs, reflects on the findings into an audit into Trust social media policies and found some surprising things! Facetube? Chatsnap? InstantGran? So, you’re a mammographer working in the NHS and you’ve heard about this entity ‘Social Media’.  The kids are all ‘doing’ social media, whatever that is – is it[…]

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Breast screening: joining the dots

Last week I attended the brilliant Symposium Mammographicum. It was my first attendance and I wasn’t disappointed. It somehow managed to appeal to the wide ranging audience of practitioners from all four tiers, researchers, and radiologists. The speakers came from all these groups. The poster section was superb and to top it all, I was[…]

Mammography: how should we talk about breast screening?

The breast: sensitive topic? Here’s an interesting blog about mammography. It takes an informal approach in the way it talks about breast screening; where words such as ‘boobs’, ‘cans’ and ‘puppies’ are used to describe breasts. The WoMMeN project team have spent a couple of years exploring women’s perceptions of the breast and breast screening.[…]

7 important things you should know about breast screening mammograms

By Leslie Robinson, WOMMeN Project Lead 1. You’ll be automatically called for screening if you fit the population criteria Yes, you don’t need to worry about making sure you’re on the list. There’s a tight system of control that’s managed by the NHS Breast Screening Programme. As long as you’re registered with a GP you’ll[…]

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Confessions of a technophobe: how using Social Media as a health professional is not as scary as it seems

TREPIDATION A few years ago I noticed in a memo on the notice board at work that Leslie Robinson at the University of Salford was interested in developing communication about breast screening and she and her team wanted some input from mammography practitioners. With some trepidation I went along to the first meeting to meet[…]

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