Return to Plymouth for radiographer

4 February 2021

A radiographer who was raised and educated in Plymouth has returned to his home city to be a radiographer at one of the region’s most popular hospitals.Jack Fordham-Smith

Jack Fordham-Smith has joined the busy radiology team at Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth (formerly Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre).

Raised in Plymouth, where he attended Torbridge High, Jack achieved a BTEC Level 3 in Forensic Science at City College Plymouth before studying for a degree in Diagnostic Radiography at St George’s University of London. Around half of his degree was spent in clinical placements in and around London and short term specialist placements in hospitals such as Great Ormond Street.

In his role in Plymouth he maintains an up-to-date theatre list for the department, teaches and mentors students from the University of Plymouth on placement and is Health and Safety lead for the department.

Commenting on his role Jack Said: “I am delighted to be back in my home town, working at an outstanding hospital and providing diagnostics services to the people of Plymouth and beyond.”

Vanessa Squibb, Radiology Manager at the hospital, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Jack to our team of three radiographers. We support our colleagues in this hospital and local NHS trusts with high quality diagnostic imaging services. We are recruiting for a fourth radiographer to complete our team.”