#TOTW from 22-06-16 ‘#Alzheimers and #Diabetes’


After a week off for my birthday i’m back with #TOTW, for which this week I have chosen:

I wasn’t aware of the link between and until I read this article – interesting http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/21/drugs-used-to-treat-diabetes-could-cure-alzheimers-experts-say/

“Scientists believe that the two conditions are so similar that medications already used to control levels of glucose and regulate diabetes could also halt the onset of dementia.”

I wasn’t aware of the link between the two, either way, before I read this article. Interesting. It just goes to show that there is so much research going on that most of us probably have no knowledge of. Hopefully by me sharing the articles and stories that I do there may be a few more people at least that get to find out about some of these interesting developments!



ben 🙂

5 Great tips for new ‘rad grads’ (from someone who knows!)

New rads…and maybe even not so new rads – check out these tips! It’s that time of year we want to be thinking of tips to pass on to the newbies…the things you can’t pick up from a textbook! 👍

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Bozz Bozz: Graduated 2012 and now a reporting Senior Radiographer: see what you too can achieve

Baruch Videan, Senior Radiographer from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust graduated from the University of Salford  BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Imaging programme in 2012. Here, reflecting on his own experience, he offers 5 handy tips to our new graduates

Congratulations! Now you’re qualified. All those assignments and assessments are behind you and you are actually going to be paid to do the job! You’ve landed your dream job, or even one just to pay the bills until those lottery numbers come good. You’ve ironed your new uniform and are going to step through the doorway into your new career. There are so many pieces of advice you could be given that might help, but here are a few to keep you going (please note I didn’t say mine would be helpful, just that they…

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#TOTW from 08-06-16 ‘Addiction – is it a disease?’


Well, what a great week this has been. #UKRC2016 was brilliant. Not just just an opportunity to meet up with fellow #SoMe types, but also it got me re-enthused about the possibilities for future research in radiography. There will be a blog to follow in the next week or so on that matter!

As for this week, i’ve already blogged about #UKRC2016 which was my highlight, but there was a tweet that I think didn’t get seen by many and i’d like to give it another chance, so my #TOTW is :

“the disease label continues to simplify our conceptualization of an extremely messy issue.”  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/07/addiction-not-disease-science-stigma

I don’t know enough about the subject to give a reasoned opinion, but by sharing this again I hope that more people will get to read it and gain a greater understanding about addiction.

Over to you!


Ben 🙂



Hey, hey, hey!

Can you guess where i’ve been today then? Seeing as i’ve tweeted quite a few times throughout the day about it then i’m sure those that also follow me on Twitter will be well aware i’ve spent the day in Liverpool at the United Kingdom Radiological Congress, otherwise referred to as #UKRC2016:


What a great day its been! From sitting down at 0810hrs to listen to speakers talk about the latest techniques and protocols in trauma radiology, to why and how we can improve the standing of the radiography profession through research. I thoroughly enjoyed the day looking at all the posters and attending the talks. There is just so much to learn and take back to my department! Below you will find all my tweets from today, and as the first one shows, the highlight of the day for me was meeting one of my fellow #SoMe type people @jstjohnmatthews, or Janice, as she is indeed more than just a Twitter handle now!

The whole day has just got me totally pumped up and enthusiastic about doing so many things. I’m realistic enough to know that I won’t get stuck into all of them, but at least I have no excuses as to not having things to be getting on with – now that i’ve completed my postgrad!

I just have to decide where to begin!


Ben 🙂

Home after a great day ! Highlight has to be meeting up with ukrc_home


Last session of the day ‘Where’s the evidence – research…’ ukrc_lastsession


Here we go! Professional use of ukrc_SoMe


in ukrc_EI


Next up is ‘Education development & controversies’ to see talk about

Oh well, coffee on the go and off to in RM3B Anyone else going to this one?

Hi ho! hi ho! It’s off to I go! Hopefully to meet up with some of my fellow types!

#TOTW from 03-6-16 ‘#LGBTI+’


Good week? Weekend? Hope so! Now I popped this tweet out on Friday afternoon and I don’t think it was seen by as many people as I think it should be seen by – hence my choice for #TOTW is:

Know what they mean?

As I said in my reply to the tweet, a lot of people may not feel that this is important and fair enough, each to their own. I however, would respectfully disagree. It *IS* important if you are one of the minority groups that is trying to get your message out there and to educate others as to who you are and how you feel.

The link above takes you to a really good webpage that explains the whole abbreviation thing and how it has evolved. I too used to think that we should stop at ‘LGBT’ and the other minority groups would come under that umbrella. However, as I have learnt more about the issues of equality and diversity, I feel that it is important to represent the ever-growing number of individuals that do not feel they are either lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or intersex. This we can most easily and fairly do I believe, by adding either a ‘+’ or a ‘*’ after the the abbreviation LGBTI – hence giving you the title of this blog!

It would be great if we lived in a world where a person’s gender and or sexuality wasn’t an issue. However, we don’t, and so it is important that people of a minority group feel suitably represented. Agree or disagree, but thanks for taking the time to read it 🙂


Ben 🙂

May #4PUF


Here are the 4 tweets I chose as my 4 Previously Untweeted Favourites (#4PUFs) for May:

(1/4) If you only look at one of the 4, make it this one – it’s worth it!  http://brightside.me/video/this-heartwarming-video-reminds-us-of-whats-truly-important-in-life-167505/

(2/4) Have you got any of these symptoms? Know friends/family that do? !


9 in 10 people with will survive if they’re treated early enough… please share the symptoms!

(3/4) This is what happens if you ever need to contact . There are other ways than just calling  


(4/4) I really should spend more time revising – always enjoyed it as a student!


Just a taste of the kind of things that I tweet about week in, week out. I hope you enjoy reading/watching them and get to learn something you didn’t already know!

#ReadLearnShare #WatchLearnShare

Ben 🙂