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Keywords:

  • Advanced practice;
  • bone densitometry;
  • dual-energy absorptiometry;
  • professional boundaries;
  • radiographer reporting;
  • skill mix;
  • ultrasound

Abstract

Skill-mix initiatives have provided opportunities for radiographers to develop roles and achieve their potential, thus contributing to radiographer retention rates and increased job satisfaction. This reflective article explores two radiographic roles within an interprofessional context including the implications for confidence, competence, and future sustainability. These were reporting roles which extended into two modalities, one into bone densitometry and another into ultrasound. This article discusses how successful skill mix can benefit the individual, their department, and NHS organization and that role expansion can develop a more dynamic and resourceful workforce with transferability of skills and attributes.