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Image Interpretation celebrates 10 years of improving patient care

Hannah Denness, 19 October 2020
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The Image Interpretation elearning programme is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

The programme provides continuing professional development in image interpretation to support radiographers and other health professionals. It was initially developed to improve patient care by providing standardised elearning to support the radiography workforce as they move towards preliminary evaluations.

Image Interpretation is a partnership between Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the Society and College of Radiographers.

The programme was first launched at United Kingdom Radiological Congress in 2010 with sessions on Adult Skelton and Adult Chest.

Now, in 2020, there are:

  • 160 authors
  • 454 sessions
  • 21,386 active users
  • 133,911 hours of learning
  • 355,787 session launches

Dorothy Keane, clinical lead, said: “As clinical lead for this programme I am immensely proud of our achievements and look forward to continuing to develop the content, always remembering that this will improve patient’s clinical outcomes and never forgetting the importance of our patients during their time spent in imaging.

The figures are a real tribute to the hard work of the authors, editors and learning designers who have turned Image Interpretation into one of the largest and most successful programmes within elfh.”

The programme focuses on core skills, both in developing new areas of work and in the review and updating of existing modules.

Currently, the team is working on creating new sessions for Radiographers as Researchers as well as further developing sessions on Orthopaedic Intervention. Future topics will include management, governance, career progression and recruitment.

Dorothy Keane said: “We greatly value our learners’ feedback and suggestions, many of which have led to the development of new sessions over recent years.”

Positive feedback from learners has included:

Image Interpretation is key to the effective and safe clinical management of patients.”

“This is a fantastic resource which we should all be using to integrate learning into our day to day care of patients.”

“I found it invaluable for my self-directed learning as I was able to access those subjects which were particularly useful to me prior to my return to practice.”

More information about the programme, including access details, please visit:

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