Local nursing sister Mrs June Constantine has been has been awarded Accreditation as an Assistant Practitioner by the Society of Radiographers. In 2012 Rachel Cornall – the current registered Radiographer on St Helena – began the process of enrolling June in the
Society of Radiographers and supported her with both theory and practical teaching. As a result of June’s accreditation, June will now be capable of conducting axial and appendicular skeleton X-rays independently, for patients over 16 years of age. June first started working in radiography in 2005, under the direction of local Nurses Rodney Benjamin and Brian Bennett, June assisted with patients who underwent X-rays.
The syllabus, which is based on UK university assistant practitioner courses, over the last three years has required June to study radiation awareness, ionising radiation legislation, physics, anatomy and physiology, electronics, health & safety, patient care and the theory behind positioning and radiographic techniques.