The Radiology Policy Summit North: Addressing the NHS Radiology Crisis

09:00 am
15 May, 2024
etc venues Manchester

The Radiology Policy Summit North: Addressing the NHS Radiology Crisis

09:00 am
15 May, 2024
etc venues Manchester

Delegates Registered

Job titles includes

Consultant - Clinical Oncology

Consultant Interventional radiologist

Consultant Radiologist

Principal Superintendent Radiographer


Radiology System Manager

Radiology systems lead.

Scientific Director of Medical Physics

Senior Radiographer

Organisations Involved

West Suffolk Hospital

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust

Northampton University Hospital NHS Trust

Greater Manchester ICB

Current Landscape and Challenges:

This conference provides a focused exploration of  the current complexities within NHS imaging service delivery.

Key discussion points will include: where should the funding go? and navigating workforce challenges within NHS imaging services. We will delve into strategies for mitigating the impact of strikes and examine the optimal allocation of funding to enhance imaging services. Additionally, the event will spotlight the role of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in collaborating with imaging teams, fostering a cohesive approach to healthcare delivery.

This comprehensive analysis aims to foster solutions that enhance efficiency and collaboration among healthcare providers, overcoming current obstacles in the field.

Timeliness and importance:

Attending this event is both timely and crucial due to its concentrated focus on the intricacies of NHS imaging service delivery.

Key discussion points revolve around pressing issues such as funding allocation and tackling workforce challenges within NHS imaging services. These discussions are vital to ensure the effective operation of healthcare services.

The event will provide insights into strategies for addressing potential strikes and optimising the allocation of funding to improve imaging services. This knowledge can have a significant impact on the quality and accessibility of healthcare.

Furthermore, the spotlight on the role of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in collaborating with imaging teams underscores the importance of cohesive healthcare delivery. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore how these collaborative efforts can enhance patient care.

Key Content Streams:

  • Technological Advancements:
    • Explore cutting-edge innovations in imaging for enhanced diagnostics.
  • Workforce Sustainability:
    • Strategies for attracting, training, and retaining skilled professionals.
    • Ensuring a sustainable workforce to meet future demands.
  • Financial Resilience:
    • Ideal funding models for radiology and imaging services.
    • Building partnerships to secure sustainable financial support.
  • Population Health:
    • Radiology's role in early disease detection and public health improvement.
    • Contributions to overall healthcare system outcomes.
  • Patient-Centered Care:
    • Innovations prioritizing patient comfort and accessibility.
    • Technologies like virtual reality and telemedicine for better patient experiences

Why Attend:

  • Stay ahead of the curve with the latest advancements and best practices in the field of medical imaging.
  • Peer-Level Networking: Forge connections with fellow senior radiologists and influential figures in healthcare, fostering opportunities for strategic collaborations.
  • Innovate the NHS: Engage in discussions that will shape the future of imaging services within the NHS, contributing to enhanced patient care.
  • Influence Policy and Practice: Leverage your expertise to influence policy decisions and implement practices that will positively impact patient outcomes.
  • Personal Advancement: Access valuable resources to further your professional development and excel in your role as a senior radiologist.

The Radiology Policy Summit North: Addressing the NHS Radiology Crisis Key Subjects

  • Technological Advancements
  • Workforce Sustainability
  • Financial Resilience
  • Population Health
  • Patient-Centered Care

Who will Attend

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Consultant Radiographers
  • Consultant/Senior Surgeons
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Consultant Radiologists
  • Directors/Heads of Radiology
  • Engagement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Governance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Heads/Directors of Pathology
  • Heads/Senior Radiographers
  • Informatics Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Management Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Innovation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Medical Imaging Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Radiology Services Manager
  • Procurement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Service Directors/Heads/Managers


Your Pass Includes....

Pass Includes:

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments included
  • Meet the supplier sessions.
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • Drinks receptions (subject to event)
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda



Registration - Open from 9:00 am - Closes at 11:00 am

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 11:00 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience. Delegates who arrive after the registration deadline will be refused entry to the event.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event's schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the Imaging Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event staff will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and productive event together!


Chairs Opening Address

Chairs Opening Address


Keynote Presentation - Radiology Policy Trends with Sheila Black (Confirmed)

Sheila Black
Deputy head of Imaging Transformation
NHS England

Join us for a session with Sheila Black, Deputy Director for Imaging at NHS England, as she discusses the latest policy trends and insights shaping radiology. Gain a clear understanding of how these policies are impacting the field, and prepare for the future of radiology practice within the NHS and beyond.


Panel Discussion: "Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Imaging: Enhancing Patient Outcomes

Sheila Black
Deputy head of Imaging Transformation
NHS England

Join our panel discussion on the critical topic of interdisciplinary collaboration in imaging and its profound impact on improving patient outcomes. Our expert panelists will explore the key strategies, challenges, and success stories of collaboration between radiology and other healthcare disciplines. Discover how working together can enhance diagnostic accuracy, treatment planning, and ultimately provide better care for patients.


Dr Katharine Halliday, President, The Royal College of Radiologists (Invited)

Sheila Black, Deputy head of Imaging Transformation, NHS England (Confirmed)

Richard Evans, Chief Executive Officer at The Society and College of Radiographers (Invited)


Main Sponsor

Main Sponsor


Morning Break

Morning Break


Chairs Morning Reflection

Chairs Morning Reflection


Case Study - Exponential-e

Case Study - Exponential-e


Case Study

Case Study


Keynote Presentation - Dr Rajiv Sharma, Deputy Chief Medical Officer NHS ICB, Deputy Chief Medical Director (Provisionally Confirmed)

A Fireside Chat with Dr. Rajiv Sharma: Shaping Strategy and Enhancing Patient Outcomes in NHS Imaging and Primary Care


In this engaging fireside interview, we have the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Rajiv Sharma, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of NHS Black Country ICB. Dr. Sharma is a distinguished leader who has played a pivotal role in shaping strategy and improving patient outcomes across various facets of healthcare, including Ambulatory Emergency Care, General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Radiology, and beyond. His extensive experience and interests in healthcare leadership, ethics, genomics, digital/tech, diagnosis/imaging, and more, make him a leading voice in the field.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Imaging's Role in Primary Care.
  • Collaborative Leadership & Strategy.
  • Healthcare Innovation and Technology.
  • Ethics in Healthcare Leadership.
  • Commissioning and Service Delivery.


Case Study

Case Study


Networking & Lunch

Networking & Lunch


Chairs Afternoon Address

Chairs Afternoon Address


Case Study

Case Study


Keynote Presentation - Alexi Shenton, Cheshire & Merseyside Radiology Imaging Network Programme Lead (Invited)

Learning from the leaders CAMRIN Discussion: Building the Perfect Team, Allocating Funding, and Embracing Innovation
Join us for an insightful panel discussion featuring one of the most established NHS imaging networks in the UK. This session will delve into two critical aspects: defining what the perfect imaging team looks like and rethinking funding allocation for optimal outcomes. Furthermore, we'll explore the vital role of innovation and flexibility in achieving excellence in healthcare imaging.


Case Study

Case Study


Cross-Sector Guest Presentation: Delivering differently


In this engaging session, we welcome a distinguished cross-sector speaker who will provide valuable insights into maximizing productivity and fostering effective teamwork. While our primary focus is on healthcare, we recognize that inspiration and innovation can often be found by looking beyond one's own sector.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Intersecting Perspectives: Our cross-sector speaker's unique perspective from a different industry. Exploring how diverse viewpoints can enhance productivity.
  • Productivity Strategies: Insights into strategies that have proven successful in another sector. How these strategies can be adapted for healthcare settings.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: The importance of effective teamwork in achieving common goals. Lessons learned from a different sector's approach to collaboration.
  • Real-World Examples: Concrete examples of cross-sector successes in productivity and teamwork. Case studies demonstrating the transferability of best practices.


Canap├ęs, Drinks and Networking

Canapés, Drinks and Networking


End of day

End of day


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