Lincoln hospital radiographer wins prestigious UK award

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A radiographer, who works at Lincoln County Hospital, has been named the UK radiographer of the year.

Jane Hall, who works as an information and support radiographer at Lincoln County Hospital, was announced as the Radiographer of the Year by the Society of Radiographers at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons in London on Tuesday, November 8.

Therapy radiographers like Jane are responsible for working with patients to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment for people with cancer.

This treatment uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells.

The annual awards are an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of radiographers across the UK.

Jane has been a therapy radiographer for 25 years and has had a varied career including working as a clinical lecturer at City University and also in research and development, working predominantly on breast cancer trials.

She was selected for the award in recognition of the work she has done to introduce new services to help patients and their families cope with radiotherapy and the side effects of treatment.

Jane said: “I feel very honoured, it’s lovely to be recognised in your profession and going to the House of Commons is very exciting.”

Steve Herring, the president of the Society of Radiographers, said: “Every day members of the radiography profession provide excellent care and ensure that the patient comes first.

“Jane is an exceptional individual chosen by her colleagues for special recognition.”