The clinical lead for the radiology workstream was appointed on 18th July 2017 and endorsed by the Royal College of Radiologists. The project manager for this workstream is Gail Roadknight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can read more about the appointment of our clinical leads here.
For more information about what to expect from our radiology deep dives, see the Q&A here: GIRFT radiology – what to expect from your deep dive visit
Transforming imaging services – NHS Improvement has published a national strategy setting out a proposal for implementing collaborative imaging networks on a national basis across England, delivering better quality care, better value services for patients and providing NHS staff opportunities to develop their career and increase their productivity. Read the strategy here
Clinical Lead: Dr Kath Halliday
Clinical lead radiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Kath Halliday is past chair of the British Society of Paediatric Radiology from 2010 to 2016. She has been a consultant paediatric radiologist in Nottingham since 1998. She has a special interest in the imaging of non-accidental injury and provides expert opinion for cases throughout the UK.
Dr Halliday said: “I am really delighted to have this opportunity to demonstrate what a difference good quality radiology makes to patients and their families.”
Five minutes with… Kath Halliday
Q: How did you first become interested in radiology?
When I was a general surgical registrar at Hammersmith Hospital. I was so impressed with the breadth of the radiologists’ knowledge.
Q: What excites you most about your specialty?
It is extremely varied and you do so many different things in one day. You see all the interesting cases and can really make a difference to patients
Q: What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Being the GIRFT lead for radiology – I’m surprised you have to ask!
Q: Who or what inspires you?
The amazing people I work with every day in the health service, both in my own hospital and the ones I visit. So many are people just getting on with the job – they don’t expect praise or recognition but they deserve it.
Q: How do you relax?
Walking my beautiful labradoodle, Saffy.
Senior clinical advisor: Dr Giles Maskell
Consultant radiologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Giles Maskell has been a consultant radiologist in Truro since 1991. He was previously president of the Royal College of Radiologists from 2013-2016. He has particular interests in radiological error and in building and maintaining a healthy culture in radiology departments.