Pictured: Jenny Little, Regional Radiographer of the Year
UHNM radiographer Jenny Little has won the Midlands 'Radiographer of the Year' award. Jenny has been recognised for her work supporting radiography students, developing the professional skills of colleagues and providing outreach work in the local community. The Society of Radiographers (SoR) awards give radiographers the opportunity to recognise colleagues who go the extra mile. Radiographers make up an essential element of patient care, specialising in the imaging of human anatomy for diagnosis and treatment.
Jenny was nominated by Sue Morgan, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Clinical Placement Co-ordinator at Birmingham City University.
Sue said: "The aim of Jenny's work is to improve student experience and encourage them to apply for employment. Jenny has more than fulfilled this remit and the impact of her work is being felt across the whole trust and the wider radiography community. Every student is an individual to Jenny, she really takes the time to get to know each person. They know that they can approach her with any difficulty and receive a rational and common-sense approach to managing the issue.
"In addition to her exemplary work with the students and universities, Jenny has spent considerable time developing the teaching, mentoring and assessing skills of other radiographers at UHNM. She works hard to ensure standards are high and has given all radiographers training in giving constructive feedback. Her professionalism and caring attitude are infectious and she just has enormous passion."
Jenny qualified as a radiographer 36 years ago at the Central Birmingham School of Radiography and for the next three years worked at the General Hospital in the centre of Birmingham. She then moved to Staffordshire and has worked at UHNM for 32 years.
Jenny said: "It was quite a surprise to hear that I had won the award and I am really touched to know that my colleagues and peers think my work is deserving of such an honour. I feel so lucky to have such a rewarding role and to be able to work with such wonderful teams at UHNM and in the universities. I consider myself very fortunate and privileged to have such a rewarding career working alongside colleagues that do amazing, caring work every day. They have supported me throughout and I would not be where I am today without them."