Radiotherapy

Our aim is to provide a safe, effective and customer focused Radiotherapy service by delivering technically accurate and evidence based treatments, effectively managing the processes of treatment planning and treatment delivery and providing compassionate and courteous individualised patient care.

Welcome to Radiotherapy at NUH

Thank you for considering Nottingham as the place to take the next step in your career within Radiotherapy. In joining the Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre you will be joining the specialist treatment centre for Radiotherapy across Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. We have invested heavily in new technology and equipment in order to be able to provide the best treatments available to our patients including: Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy; Image Guided Radiotherapy; Papillon (Contact Brachytherapy); Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy; CHART; Total Body Irradiation; Total Skin Electron Therapy; Paediatric Radiotherapy; High Dose Rate Brachytherapy; and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

Here at Nottingham we pride ourselves on our energetic and forward thinking team of Radiographers, Clinicians, Physicists and support staff who all work closely together and maintain excellent links with other professionals throughout the hospital. We are always looking for enthusiastic new members of staff at all stages of their career to join us and help us to push the boundaries of Radiotherapy and to continue to provide the excellent level of care our patients and their families have come to expect from us.
Russell Hart – Radiotherapy Services Manager

 

What we can offer you

We employ close to 80 Therapy Radiographers at NUH in our treatment, pre-treatment and information and support teams and staff have the opportunity to rotate through all areas of planning and treatment delivery. We are always looking for both newly qualified and experienced staff to join our dynamic team of Therapy Radiographers to help us to fulfil the promise in our mission statement which is:

To deliver an excellent standard of patient focused care to all users of the service in a safe and compassionate manner by well trained, competent and dedicated staff.

 

We offer a 12 month preceptorship program to newly qualified staff and support all staff in their career development from newly qualified through to team leader and beyond. If you choose to start or continue your career in Radiotherapy at NUH you will be joining a fast moving, highly technical department involved in both national and international research and innovation determined to constantly challenge ourselves to quickly adopt new technical advances into our mainstream practices. If you are interested in working with us then please come along to one of our monthly open evenings to find out more or go to the NHS Jobs website link at the bottom of this page to find current vacancies.

 

Thinking of a career in Radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy is an exciting and constantly evolving career encompassing both technical and caring elements making it ideal for someone who enjoys sciences but also wants to work in a caring profession.

Please see the links below for more information on a career as a Therapy Radiographer:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/therapeutic-radiographer

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/radiographer-therapeutic

 

Latest news and Research

Posters and Presentation
Presentations were given at the Palliative Radiotherapy study day held by the British Institute of Radiology in London by Radiographer, Suzi Jordan and Physicist Anna Bangiri.
3 posters were taken to the UK SABR Consortium annual meeting in Birmingham by Consultant; Abi Pascoe, Physicist; Liz Harron and Radiographer Suzi Jordan highlighting the work done in terms of setting up a patient pathway for SABR CTE patients and improving the workflow for liver CTE pts.

 

Awards

Nottingham Radiotherapy Late Effects (RTLE) team won the ‘Long Term Care’ award at the Quality in Care (QIC) Oncology Awards 2016 beating 80 other entrants. Our RTLE clinic provides support and information about managing long term side effects whilst giving patient’s access to a wide array of specialist clinical teams and services within the Trust.
Picture left to right: Dr Judy Christian and Information and Support Radiographers Emma Hallam and Liz Harron

 

New Developments
Commissioning and training is underway for Hexapod and Exactrac. This will enable rotations to be corrected and images to be taken with floor angles on so SRS/SABR pts can be treated with a higher degree of accuracy.
Consultants, Physicists and Radiographers are currently working together to introduce Vmat to lung patients.

 

Useful Links:

Link to Society of Radiographers website

Link to Work experience website

Link to NHS Jobs website