Trust radiologist elected President of the Royal College of Radiologists

A consultant radiologist from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Dr Nicola Strickland, who has worked at the Trust since 1987, was elected by the Fellows of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and will take up her new role, alongside her post at the Trust, in September.

During her three year tenure as President, Dr Strickland will work to raise the profile of radiologists and clinical oncologists. She will focus particularly on the indispensable role of radiologists to the whole of modern medical and surgical healthcare, and on the crucial role of clinical oncologists in controlling, and increasingly curing, cancers by using both radiotherapy and drug treatments.

On being elected as President of the Royal College of Radiologists Dr Strickland said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been elected by my peers to lead the profession over the next three years and to have the chance to raise the profile of these inspiring and innovative medical professionals. There are many daunting challenges currently facing our disciplines, but these must be tackled for the sake of our patients and the profession.

Medical director at the Trust, Julian Redhead, said:

“Nicola is an extremely experienced radiologist and we are proud that she has been elected as the new President of the RCR. Her skills and expertise will be an asset in her leadership of the radiology and clinical oncology communities.”