Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PGCert, PGDip.

Sarah studied at the University of Bradford as a mature student to become a diagnostic radiographer, qualifying in 2008 with a BSc (Hons).

Her first radiography role was at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust before she moved to work with Alliance Medical. Both roles gave Sarah experience in general radiography and other specialities including A&E, theatres, fluoroscopy and MRI.

Sarah always had a desire to specialise in breast imaging and it was the reason she enrolled on her degree course. She registered an interest early on in her training and completed various placements at our Pennine Breast Screening Unit at St Luke’s Hospital. Once an opportunity arose to join our department, Sarah applied for the post of senior radiographer and was successful.

Following her appointment, Sarah completed a postgraduate award in mammography at the University of Leeds, closely followed by a postgraduate certificate in breast imaging. She then worked on our breast screening mobile units and at the Pennine Breast Screening Unit, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge within a clinical environment.

In 2010, Sarah completed a postgraduate diploma in diagnostic imaging at the University of Leeds, incorporating interpreting and reporting diagnostic images in the breast. She still maintains this advanced practice clinical element in her role today, which she feels is essential and one which she really enjoys.

In 2011, Sarah became part of the digital implementation team, helping to choose new x-ray equipment and a full PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) solution which the Trust uses to store images on. She later took on the role of implementation manager, which gave her further experience and knowledge to progress to her current role as deputy uperintendent radiographer of our breast imaging service.

Sarah is currently in the final stages of completing her Master’s degree in diagnostic imaging.

She supports the principal superintendent in delivering the breast imaging service.

Sarah said: “I am exceptionally proud of the service we as a team deliver at the Pennine Breast Screening Service.”