Our radiology department has expanded steadily over the last 20 years, and is now the largest and most diverse department of radiology within the region. Our team consists of over 40 radiologists, including over 30 consultants, two speciality doctors and 10 specialist registrars. Our team is our work family. We are a diverse and friendly department, and are fully supportive of career development and flexible working patterns.
The radiology department
We provide regional specialist services in vascular and interventional radiology, diagnostic and interventional neuro radiology, diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and oncological imaging. Individuals within our team with special interests also support our commitment to trauma imaging and our ground breaking post mortem imaging service. Each of these sup-speciality interests is supported by close multidisciplinary team working with the relevant clinicians, and by specialist equipment. As a newly joined radiologist within our team, you will be encouraged to develop a special interest and work closely with a similarly skilled group of colleagues.
We believe in developing the future of medicine in the UK. We are a major teaching hospital for medical students from the University of Manchester, and there are many educational opportunities available for doctors interested in teaching and education. For those who are keen to be involved in post graduate education, we support a large foundation programme, and are one of the largest specialist training centres for radiology in the region. We also now have a post-graduate higher training position in the PET CT Fellowship. We receive excellent ratings from our trainees, a number of whom have gone on to join us as consultants after qualification.
We are geographically a large organisation with specialist services delivered at two main sites, Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital, with some services delivered at small community hubs locally. We are working with local providers and the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) to develop our ability to deliver services flexibly across both hospital sites and within the community.
In addition to being the Major Trauma Centre for the whole of Lancashire, we offer many tertiary referral services for the region including cancer management, neuroradiology and interventional radiology. We have many multi-disciplinary network multi-disciplinary teams in areas such as sarcoma, urology and gynaecology.
The radiology team
We work as a large but friendly group of radiologists. Our team consists of over 30 consultant radiologists, two speciality doctors, and more than ten specialist
registrars. We are ably supported by nearly 200 radiographers, radiology nurses, and medical secretaries, together with a large and indispensable office team.
Personal development is encouraged, and we strongly support interests in education, teaching, research and professional development.
We are forward looking and committed to research and service development. We have a specialist research facility, which cannot function without the support of our clinical radiologists. Our team have also been recognised within national awards ceremonies.