As part of its investment in e-learning for Fellows and members, the College is running a series of monthly webinars alternating between oncology and radiology themes. The webinars will be facilitated by leading experts from each specialty and cover various hot topics and essential training issues. The duration of each will be approximately 60 minutes and RCR members will have the opportunity to interact live with speakers and fellow participants. CPD credits will be awarded and for those unable to participate, and recordings will be made available via the previous webinars tab (login is required).

Upcoming webinars

Webinar: Clinical radiology CESR applications

Friday 16 August
Led by: Dr Dominc Blunt and Ruth Gibson 

This webinar is designed to give potential applicants a basis for making the best application for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) in Clinical radiology. 

It is aimed at clinical radiologists who are not yet on the GMC specialist register but are preparing for their CESR application and intend to apply within the next year.  It will cover the key elements of making a CESR application and what you should consider before you do so.

You will hear from the committee and staff leads for CESR applications at the RCR. We will include time for questions.

Webinar: A day in the life of ... an MSK radiologist

Monday 2 September 2019
Led by: Dr Teik Chooi Oh

Led by Dr Teik Chooi Oh, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, he will share with you a typical day in the life of a musculoskeletal Radiologist. The aim is to provide trainees and any radiologists considering taking up musculoskeletal radiology as a sub-speciality to understand better the wide range of work and responsibility it entails. Hopefully it will demonstrate there is more to it than reporting MRI Knees all-day!

Webinar: Equipping Leaders to develop local healthcare improvement in partnership

Monday 9 September 2019
Led by: Dr Tricia Woodhead

This webinar will explore how team and department leaders can work more effectively across the wider system in which they are working to improve services and quality of care.

Leaders of organisations in local health and care systems need to be able to collaborate with partners including patient leaders across organisational, professional and geographical boundaries in trusting relationships to achieve the same clear, shared system goals for their communities.

We will cover an approach to develop clear patient focused purpose and a shared ambition, the need for transparency and the use of data to develop trusting relationships and share examples where significant change has been achieved.

There will be the opportunity for questions and a guide on where to discover more about this important topic.

Webinar: QSI: The Manchester experience

Monday 21 October 2019
Led by: Catherine Walsh

Led by Catherine Walsh, Divisional Director of Imaging at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, this webinar explores the Manchester experience of developing engagement within the organisation around the Quality Standard for Imaging.

Aimed at Managers, the webinar will share tips on garnering support within your organisation; developing the engagement of clinical colleagues and staff; how to secure funding; and what qualities to look out for when appointing a quality lead.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions on the steps that Manchester took to pursue the Quality Standard for Imaging.


Webinar: Update on gadolinium based contrast agent issues

Tuesday 5 November 2019
Led by: Dr Giles Roditi

Dr Roditi drafted the recent RCR guidance on gadolinium-based contrast agent administration to adult patients.  This webinar is aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in MRI for adult patients where GBCAs may be used. We will explore the background to the current safety concerns around the use of GBCAs and subsequent regulatory changes. The presentation will outline the background in terms of physiochemical differences between the classes of GBCAs and an account of the issues around the very rare condition Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, from the elucidation of the link to GBCA administration in patients with advanced renal failure and the subsequent effective eradication of this condition. The more recent concerns regarding gadolinium retention will then be explored and the impact of the most recent regulatory changes discussed. 

There will be the opportunity for questions and a guide on where to discover more about the issues raised.