Wednesday 25 May 2011 14:02 by Graham English
Fontis are working with the Council of the Society and College of Radiographers on releasing the potential of public involvement for them as a professional body and a Trades Union over the next few years.
“We started work with the College of Radiographers last year. Like a number of the professional bodies and unions the College wanted to take stock of the role of the public and patient involvement in its future strategies and practices,” says Mark Butler who is leading the work for Fontis.
“The College had built up a number of strands of work where involvement plays a definite role over the last decade. It obviously already features in their thinking and culture, but what they were looking for was challenge and support - to include both some review of what was already in place and help in thinking through what would be needed for the next decade.”
“This mixture of supportive review and reimagining of future practices to achieve concrete benefits is exactly what Fontis is able to provide. The next session in June looks set to be creative and fun as well as getting things done”
“Any serious modern membership organization needs to take time to look afresh at the added value of public involvement in achieving its aims – from enhancing governance and trust to new connectivity with members and communities; from growing credibility to securing political leverage. We look forward to helping the Radiographers secure all these benefits in the weeks ahead.”