Charing Cross Apprentice in Running for National Award

Radiotherapist Joe Maslen is an Our Health Heroes finalist

Joe Maslen
Joe Maslen

April 21, 2023

A member of the Radiotherapy department at Charing Cross Hospital has been named as a finalist in the national Our Health Heroes Awards.

Joe Maslen joined the Radiotherapy department at Charing Cross Hospital as a Radiotherapy Apprentice Assistant Practitioner in 2020.

Joe was the first person to be hired into such as role as the apprenticeship position previously did not exist within the department. Nevertheless, he has hit the ground running, exceeding all expectations, says Jamie Brooks, clinical practice educator at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which runs the hospital.

“Since joining the Trust Joe has been quite the innovator, creating a pilot infection control project that reduced both virus and bacteria levels passively in the radiotherapy department. This is now being further extended to the oncology wards within the hospital.

“Joe has also assisted in a major quality improvement project, working with a consultant clinical oncologist and other staff to collect data on primary brain tumour patients and is working with a Society of Radiographers group to help redefine delegation, supervision, and governance for radiography support workers. He is a clear ambassador for apprenticeships.”

In addition to this longlist of achievements, Joe is an ambassador for the North West London Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and has joined a Health Education England (HEE) organisation committee. He has presented at HEE's Capital AHP Support Worker celebration shining stars event, discussing leadership and research/quality improvement (QI).

The Skills for Health Our Health Heroes Awards are sponsored by Unison, NHS England, NHS Employers and more. Gold, silver and bronze Apprentice of the Year award winners will be announced at a special ceremony held in London on 7 June.

You can find out more and take part in the vote on this link.

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