Continuing professional development

We offer continuing professional development (CPD) and training materials for experienced practitioners as well as the newly qualified. Courses, dates and fees are detailed below.

Contact our Training Co-ordinator for more information.

Study days

Breast Tomosynthesis

Course dates: 16-17 November 2017

We are the first Trust in the UK to trial and implement the use of tomosynthesis and are now a leading centre for this new and exciting method of breast imaging.

This course is aimed at radiologists and advanced practitioners wanting to learn how to read and interpret tomosynthesis images.

The Breast Tomosynthesis information leaflet has more details, including prices and how to apply.

Assistant Practitioner

Course date to be confirmed.

A one-day course that enables assistant practitioners to extend their understanding of the breast care pathway and update their mammography knowledge.

The Assistant Practitioner Study Day leaflet has further details, including prices and how to apply.

Breast Assessment and Biopsy Study Day

Course date to be confirmed.

The theoretical approach to breast assessment forms the core of this one-day course. There are also practical hands-on workshop demonstrations.

The Breast Assessment and Biopsy Study Day leaflet has more details, including prices and how to apply.

Admin study day

Course date to be confirmed.

Administrative staff are given an overview of the client pathway at this study day – from screening to diagnosis and treatment – and their role in this process.

Workshops

Breast Tomosynthesis Practical workshop

Course date to be confirmed.

This course is designed for radiographers and gives an overview of the use of clinical tomosynthesis imaging.

The Breast Tomosynthesis Practical Workshop leaflet has further details, including prices and how to apply.

Mammography Clinical attachments

Clinical attachments take place in King’s Breast Radiology Department. They are not training courses but are aimed at health professionals who want to learn more about the latest practices in breast radiology. They are open to UK and overseas applicants and placements may be limited to a maximum of two weeks, depending on capacity.

As there are strict candidate requirements, requests for attachments must be made as far in advance as possible to enable all procedures to be completed before the start date.

The Clinical attachments at King's leaflet has more details, including prices and how to apply.

Mammography Clinical Update Training

Mammography Clinical Update Training is available either at King’s or at your own site. It comprises one day of targeted practical mammography supervised by a clinical trainer who will tailor the event to suit your needs.

Mammography Clinical Update Training at King's Breast Radiology Department has more details.

Fees
  • Mammography Clinical Update Training at King’s, per participant: NHSBSP/Non-NHSBP standard fee £175
  • Mammography Clinical Update Training at candidates’ own site, per visit: NHSBSP standard fee £500

Training materials

Mammography DVD

Our mammography training DVD is intended primarily as a teaching and learning aid for radiographers and assistant practitioners at the start of their mammography careers. It is also a valuable CPD tool for established mammography practitioners and assistants.

The film covers standard mammography in as holistic a way as possible, including basic issues of communication and avoidance of musculo-skeletal strain in addition to positioning itself.

The DVD costs £50. To buy a copy, please contact our Training Co-ordinator. Cheques should be made payable to King’s College Hospital, or let us know your purchase order number and to whom the invoice should be addressed. We will despatch the DVD as soon soon as we receive payment or a purchase order number.