Jean Phillips

“The Mammographer was brilliant”

It’s great to get patient stories and here’s one to encourage those of you who are anxious about going for your breast screen. Thanks to Jean Phillips for sharing this with us and telling us how kind the mammographer was. I’ve recently been for a Mammogram at Nye Bevan House, Rochdale. It was a routine[…]

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Prepare for a Mammogram: wherever you are

Our guest blog comes from Stafano Pacifici who is the coordinator Radiographer/Mammographer at the Ecotomografia medica Srl in Rome. Like the WoMMeN team, Stafano is concerned with understanding and improving the patient experience of mammography. We asked him to share his observations. It’s interesting to note that women experience mammography the same way across the[…]

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,[…]

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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Preparing for your mammogram: a mammographer’s perspective

One of the WOMMeN mammographers, Geraldine Shires, has reflected on her experience of advising women on a daily basis and has come up with this check list for preparing for your mammogram. Don’t Panic! “From the questionnaires which have been received it appears that a lot of women would like some explanation of what goes[…]