World Radiography Day- Press Release

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Diagnostic Radiographers celebrate profession and encourage the next generation of imaging professionals.  

The West Midlands Imaging Network (WMIN) celebrates World Radiography Day by recognising and supporting the hard work and commitment of our radiographers, radiologists and all other imaging colleagues across the 15 NHS Trusts in the region.  

Radiographers take images of patients using a variety of imaging equipment such as X-Rays, MRIs or CT scanners. Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of a variety of conditions and investigations touch almost every part of the patient pathway and supports effective care.  

In the West Midlands 9 out of 10 patients who attend hospitals need a scan. The imaging teams welcome patients and walk them through the process. World Radiography Day, 8th November 2023, celebrates all the staff working in imaging. There are staff shortages in this area which contributes to long waiting lists in the region.  

In order to raise the profile of Radiology and Imaging services, the network will be releasing a series of video shorts from staff on the frontline letting everyone know what they enjoy about their roles and any advice they would give to anyone considering a career in imaging. These videos will be released weekly until the New Year, and can be found on the network’s X account (formerly Twitter) @WMImagingNwk and website:   


NHS staff experiences of working in Radiology services: 

“I enjoy interacting with people, the staff and patients alike. I think it’s somewhere that anybody would enjoy working.”  

“Everyday is interesting and you never stop learning. It makes the role interesting and I do think that Radiology is the place to be.”  



The West Midlands Imaging Network supports its members by bringing people together to share best practice, reduce variation in practice, enhance workforce opportunities for staff and reduce waiting lists to provide the best possible services for our population of 6.3 million.   

A series of video shorts about their experiences and advice can be found on the network’s twitter account @WMImagingNwk and website:  

Within the Midlands, Diagnostic Radiographer undergraduate degrees are available from: 

  • Keele University 
  • Coventry University 
  • University of Worcester 
  • Birmingham City University