The Build to Beat Breast Cancer appeal for a new National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) will provide a national solution to the workforce shortages faced in screening services. This purpose-built home will deliver the space and cutting-edge training facilities required to train the next generation of breast imaging staff in the UK enhancing the breast screening service, saving a great many lives.
An independent economic evaluation of the NBIA found that, over a ten-year period, NBIA initiatives will save the health economy £50 million. For every £1 spent on the NBIA the study suggests that a £4.50 return is delivered.
Training. This purpose-built home for the NBIA will deliver the space and cutting-edge facilities required to train the next generation of breast imaging staff in the UK.
Creation of new job opportunities, from apprenticeships through to radiologists. Levelling up access to imaging careers.
Screening. Not only will the NBIA train radiographers, radiologists, breast clinicians, nurses, medical students, apprentices and administrative staff, but the facility also expand the unit’s existing imaging capacity for patients by up to 30%.
This will enable The Nightingale Centre to see up to an extra 5,000 new patients and 8,000 follow-up patients per year, greatly enhancing the breast service, and saving a great many lives.