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Midlands Imaging Training Academy

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Midlands Imaging Training Academy.

In 2021, following the publication of the Richards Review for Diagnostic Services, a team made up of senior endoscopy clinicians, workforce leads in trusts, universities involved in endoscopy training, cancer alliance workforce leads, and Health Education England (HEE) came together to collaboratively design the model for a new Midlands Imaging Training Academy supported by national funding of £750,000.

Dr Ingrid Britton, Midlands Imaging Academy Director, Consultant GI Radiologist, UHNM

Dr Ingrid BrittonIngrid graduated from Cardiff, and trained in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow with Consultant Radiologist posts in the East Midlands, ULHT, and West Midlands, UHNM.

Her teaching experience is as Royal College tutor in the East Midlands and TPD in the West Midlands, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Keele University and as faculty and co-director of the National CTC Training and Accreditation Programme.

Ingrid’s management experience was as CD of one of the first Radiology departments in the country to achieve QSI, and Divisional chair of Women’s, Children’s, and diagnostics at UHNM, with concurrent QA roles in the National bowel cancer screening programme as a professional clinical advisor for the Midlands and on the National Advisory group.

Her clinical subspecialty is in GI Radiology with research interests in post treatment assessment, novel staging for organ sharing surgery, and risk stratification for MRI liver screening in colorectal cancer.

She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a member of the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology.


Imaging Academy Hub and Spoke Model

Midlands Imaging Academy Sites 2023 - 2024

The Midlands Imaging Academy will build on the existing expertise for imaging learning and training in the region with the following priorities:

  • Increased training capacity across the region
  • Multi-professional training across a team
  • Flexible and high-quality training environments for clinical radiology, diagnostic radiography & sonography, & support staff
  • Enabled immersive training in priority areas to support the rapid development of skills to support learning trajectory
  • Making best use of available teaching faculty

Ultimately the aim is to increase the numbers of learners and increase the numbers of imaging staff able to enter the workforce, leading to reduced waiting lists and better patient outcomes.

For more information please take a look at our slide deck or contact Project Manager: Zena Wynn-Jones - zena.wynn-jones@hee.nhs.uk

To find out more about our Sonography High Intensity Focused Training (SHIFT) you can download a presentation below.


Gastrointestinal Radiology entry level training

The Midlands Imaging Training Academy (MITA) has worked with the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) to produce a virtual learning programme on the 1st Tuesday of each month starting from September. This is aimed at core radiology trainees (ST1-3) and can be accessed by all UK SpRs. To find out more and register, visit the BSGAR website.


14 February 2023 update

The last Imaging Academy Development Update was presented on 14 February. Resources can be found below:

Click here to view the presentation slide deck.

Click here to view the ETI slide deck. 

Click here to view the recording of the event.