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UHNM wins two HSJ Digital Awards

UHNM is delighted to announce that the Midlands Imaging Training Academy (MITA) at County Hospital, Stafford, were winners in two categories at the HSJ Digital Awards.

  • Digital Innovator of the Year 
  • Enhancing Workforce Engagement, Productivity and Wellbeing through Digital

Patients and clinicians across the Midlands are already benefiting from MITA, a £1.28million AI upgrade to radiology training facilities at County Hospital’s Postgraduate Medical Centre and academy. 

The NHS England (Midlands)-funded training facility means one consultant can simultaneously train and supervise learners across all regional academy sites, giving other consultants more time to spend with patients.  

Dr Ingrid Britton, Midlands Imaging Training Academy Director and UHNM Gastrointestinal Radiologist was also named as HSJ Digital Innovator of the Year

Dr Britton said: “I am thrilled that the hard working and deserving team behind MITA have been successful in these awards, and I am honoured to have been named as Digital Innovator of the Year.”

She added: “The investment from NHS England and partnership approach has allowed us to upgrade our facilities to provide state of the art imaging training to our imaging staff, with the potential to link classrooms across the Midlands. This expands the capacity for training and has allowed us to increase the number of trainees providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients on emergency, elective and cancer pathways.

“The new simulation facilities for ultrasound supervision, CT and vascular diagnostic and interventional procedural work provide excellent learning practice to get students work ready for the fast-paced clinical environment.”

The facility was developed and built by Sim4Med, specialists in NHS education centre design, build and technology projects.