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: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December 2020
CPD credits: 7 from the Royal College of Radiologists

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

This course is for radiologists and advanced practitioners who want to learn how to read and interpret tomosynthesis images. It is endorsed by the College of Radiographers.

What our course attendees say:
98 percent of attendees on our July 2019 study day rated the course as "excellent" or "good". Further feedback they gave included:

"Plenty of hands on and practical points. Useful day!"
"Fabulous course, well put together. Would definitely recommend."
"Really enjoyed the course, very informative and friendly."

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.

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 is endorsed by the College of Radiographers and comprises one day of targeted practical mammography. You will be supervised by a clinical trainer, who will tailor the course to suit your needs.

The Mammography Clinical Update Training leaflet has more details.

  • 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.