Training calendar

We offer training opportunities for all members of the multi-disciplinary team. Check out our current portfolio of courses, study days and ‘hands-on’ workshops.

Mammographers Refresher Course Wednesday 8 February 2023

This 1 day course, endorsed by the College of Radiographers and delivered via MST, is aimed at practicing mammographers and will provide a platform for reviewing, reflecting and sharing mammography practice.

By engaging with this package, you will:

  • Review and receive feedback on your current practice
  • Share practice with peers
  • Discuss new and emerging technology and  practices within mammography
  • Reflect on your practice
  • Discuss issues in mammography relating to mental and physical wellbeing

Before attending the face-to-face sessions, you are required to:

  • Undertake peer review of 30 consecutive mammograms.
  • Be observed by a peer undertaking 10 mammographic examinations.
  • Produce a written reflection based on feedback from your peer.

Fee: £150

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XRay Guided Breast Interventional Biopsy (XBIB) Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 26 April 2023

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS

This stand alone module provides the opportunity for those mammographers, breast clinicians and appropriate others who seek to extend their role to undertake Breast Interventional procedures under x-ray guidance.

Applicants should have completed modules Breast Imaging Practice (40 credits) prior to applying to undertake this module.

XBIB provides 20 credits at Level 7 and works towards PGDip Radiography (Breast Interventional Technique 120 credits at level 7)

You will attend a 2 day theory course. Day 1 will be delivered via MST whilst day 2 will be face to face at NIBEC.  There will also be a bring back day (normally in September) again delivered at NIBEC face to face. Students will have a mentor throughout their clinical training with whom they should work to develop their practice in mammography and patient care. A module lead based at NIBEC will provide support to both the student and mentor throughout the module. Academic support is available through tutorials either in person, online or via the phone, this is done by appointment.

Assessment for the XBIB module is an important part of the process and your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:

  • A clinical portfolio and a defended poster presentation

This module will enable individuals to develop their academic confidence to further their career as autonomous, independent practitioners and to contribute to the changing role of the radiographer in imaging today and in the future aiding the development of clinical competence in advanced practices. The student will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions and apply them to being part of a multidisciplinary team member.

For further information and application pack please email nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk

Breast Image Interpretation & Reporting (BIIR) Tuesday 18 April & Thursday 27 April 2023

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

This standalone module provides the opportunity for those mammographers, breast clinicians and appropriate others who seek to extend their role to undertake breast image interpretation and reporting.  

This 40 credit level 7 module works towards a PGDip Radiography (Breast Image Reporting) 120 credits.

The module will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and interpret mammographic images in screening, new referral and post-operative follow-up situations in-line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

You will attend a 2 day theory course.  Day 1 will be delivered via MST, whilst day 2 will be in person at NIBEC. This will be followed by a bring-back day (date tbc) which will be held face to face.  A practice IMPROVES test will be scheduled for you to undertake in your own unit.

Students will have a departmental mentor throughout their training with whom they should work with to develop their breast image interpretation and reporting technique. Extra mentor support will be available if needed.  A module lead based at NIBEC will support you through this module and provide additional academic support if required.  

Assessment for the BIIR module is an important part of the process and your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:

  • Clinical Portfolio
  • An IMPROVES test with OSCE
  • Presentation of three cases

The IMPROVES and OSCE assessments will take place at NIBEC. The 3 case presentations via Microsoft Teams.

This module will enable individuals to develop their academic confidence to further their career as autonomous, independent practitioners and to contribute to the changing role of the radiographer in imaging today and in the future aiding the development of clinical competence in advanced practices. The student will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions and apply them to being part of a multidisciplinary team member.

For further information and application pack please email nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk

Non Operative Breast Pathology Update Course Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 May 2023

This 2-day in-person course, will cover aspects of non-operative breast diagnosis.  It will comprise lectures by invited speakers, question and answer sessions with experts and slide seminars.

Topics will include:-

  • Implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • Digital pathology in breast screening; practical considerations
  • Follow-up of atypia diagnosed in the screening programme
  • What's new in breast oncology
  • Reporting of specimens after neoadjuvant chemotherapy or endocrine therapy
  • Scoring of HER2 low breast cancer
  • Tumour infiltrating lymphocytes in breast cancer
  • Inflammatory lesions of the breast

The course is organised by the National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Screening Pathology and is suitable for Pathologists atConsultant and Specialist Registrar level. It has been submitted to the College of Pathologists for CPD credits.

Confirmed lecturers include:  Dr Rahul Deb (Derby), Dr Harry Haynes (Bristol), Dr Andrew Lee (Nottingham) Dr Rebecca Millican-Slater (Leeds), Dr Elena Provenzano (Cambridge), Dr Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham), Prof Sarah Pinder (London)

New venue: Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU

Fees: NHS £550; Private & Overseas £695

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Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 June 2023

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants will be qualified radiographers who hold either DCR or BSc qualification in Diagnostic Radiography or Radiotherapy.   UK applicants should be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council as a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer. Overseas will need to provide evidence of qualification in radiography.

This 40 credit module is for radiographers who are choosing to work within breast care services and specialise in breast imaging.  The module's underpinning intention is to enable you to develop the skills required to work in the complex area of breast care services.  Being successful in this module enables you to gain the College of Radiographers named award for mammography.

The Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) module has clinical and academic components and aims for you to develop a thorough knowledge of the breast imaging service, breast anatomy and pathology.  The module will support you to master the competence and skill of positioning for mammography with the knowledge of adapting techniques in more complex and challenging patients. 

You will attend a 3 day theory week followed by a further 2 days approximately 4 months later.  The course will deliver lectures and workshops.

As part of the module you will attend a practical training week, the date of which will be arranged when your application has been accepted.  You will receive one to one training from an assigned trainer.  This is an intensive clinical training course where practical skills and practice learning which will be supported through observation and hands on experience.  This will take place in Nottingham.

For this module your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:-

  • A 2500 word written assignment
  • A defended clinical portfolio which includes:-
    • A requirement to complete a minimum of 250 mammograms before you can take a final appraisal of your last 50 images. This is so that you will have had enough exposure to mammograms to learn the different techniques required to meet the challenges of the different body shapes and sizes of women attending for mammography
    • Series of clinical activities
    • 15 minute presentation

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

APPLICATION DEADLINE 14 APRIL 2023

Radiologists Specialist Course Thursday 8 & Friday 9 June 2023

This 2 day course is aimed at registrars intending to take up posts as breast radiologists and recently appointed consultants. 

It is specifically designed to supplement level 2 breast training and consolidate the knowledge acquired during breast radiology attachments.

Recent technologies including tomosynthesis and CESM will be discussed and interesting examples shown. Previous participants have found the mock/interactive MDT particular­ly helpful as preparation for a consultant post.

This course provides 12 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

NHS £550; Private & Overseas: £695

Guest speaker: tbc

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Cancellation Policy

Please view our cancellation policy

Cancellations by delegates

To cancel a place on study days and courses, notice of cancellation must be given by email to nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk

  • If you cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • If you cancel between 30 and 21 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you cancel less than 21 days before the event you will not be entitled to a refund

No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course.

We will accept name changes for attendees. Please email nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk up to 7 days prior to the event.

Cancellations by NIBEC and changes to course content

NIBEC events and courses are constantly updated and while we endeavour to deliver the courses as advertised there may inevitably be occasions where we have to change content without prior notice or, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event.

In the case of a course cancellation delegates will be offered a full refund. We will also consider any reasonable request to cover non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is cancelled within 14 days of the start day. NIBEC will not compensate for time spent travelling or away from the place of work.*

*Occasionally circumstances will arise which result in the need to cancel, reschedule or postpone an event, due to an unforeseen occurrence or act of God. When this is the case NIBEC shall assume no liability.