Rad Chat is the multi-award winning, first therapeutic radiographer led oncology podcast, designed for cancer patients, healthcare professionals, academics, and researchers. Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara are both therapeutic radiographers who have unique backgrounds, bringing specialist knowledge and skills to the conversation. Their guests include cancer patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, and leaders within healthcare. Rad Chat won the European Federation of Radiological Societies patient-centred care award for Europe in 2022, the regional and overall, UK team of the year 2022 from the Society of Radiographers, Naman also won London and overall UK radiographer of the year 2022.
This podcast is designed to educate and inform healthcare professionals working in oncology, endorsed by CPD Now. Alongside every podcast are some CPD activities and reflective questions, with links to recording your CPD, resources and research. The podcast is split into four core themes: education and workforce development, people living with and beyond cancer, equality, diversity and inclusion and leadership.
The podcast is an easily accessible platform to promote the oncology profession and share patient stories and experiences. "We started this podcast to help promote our profession and showcase the balance between the interpersonal skills and technical knowledge we use on a daily basis to treat cancer patients with Radiotherapy. I really believe it can have a huge impact for Radiography as a whole with the diverse range of patients, students and healthcare professionals we have lined up as guests." Naman Julka-Anderson
"Rad Chat is a great way for all healthcare professionals to stay connected with what’s happening in all aspects of oncology. Naman and I have over 25 years' experience working in the field, which helps us navigate this often complex and fast paced area of healthcare. The best thing about Rad Chat is that we work hard to bring our listeners, not only brilliant guests, but lots of different voices to share their experiences and expertise on this often complex and emotive topic. Finally, it’s important to me that we ensure Rad Chat is accessible and relevant to all our audience - which is why we love to hear feedback and questions from our listeners to make sure we always hit the spot." Jo McNamara