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,[…]

2 very useful reasons to visit WoMMeN

The generosity of breast screening and cancer groups Being part of the WoMMeN project is rewarding as it brings us into contact with some amazing people, all passionate about the same cause. That passion often results in people giving freely of their time and effort to make life better for others. Breast screening and breast[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

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Real life experience

Thank you to Liz Morton, one of our WoMMeN research participants, for sharing candidly her experiences of screening. I have always been aware of the importance to check my breasts regularly for lumps, puckered skin, discharges etc. Perhaps because being and staying healthy was an important facet to my life. In January 2010 I received[…]

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Look after me before others!

Many of us are naturally inclined to check that our poorly family members are all ok. Making appointments for them and arranging visits. Do you give yourself the same compassion?  I think not, many of us don’t. I am working part time and I have to arrange all my appointments on my days off..whatever they[…]

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Reflecting on the call back experience: the implications of overdiagnosis

October 12 2015 By Rachel Plachcinski We’re delighted to welcome another guest post written by one of the WOMMeN hub group team. Rachel is a health professional but was new to mammography when she attended her first screening appointment. Here is her story.. Three months ago I received an invitation to attend for breast screening[…]

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