The Nigerian Radiographers in Diaspora (NIRAD) is the body of Nigerian-born and Nigerian trained practising radiographers in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. NIRAD is open to radiographers working in academia, healthcare research, clinical imaging, radiotherapy and oncology. We advocate and advance the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members. We hope that you will find the new society website a useful, reliable and up-to-date resource of information within the specialty.
NIRAD started with colleagues exchanging emails, getting invited, attending fellow colleagues’ social activities, rejoicing and mourning with ethnic colleagues between 2004 and 2006. On one of such condolence visits to Mr Kevin Onah, an elder member int the person of Dr Ike Oze urged members to come together and form this association. This call was acted upon in Plymouth 2000 during a condolence visit to Mr Ikenna Ubadgha after Mr Emeka Ifeako created the whatsapp forum which became the rallying point and spring board for this association. The first annual mini conference of Nigerian Radiographers in UK and Republic of Ireland was later held in September 2015 at Birmingham. This epoch-making meeting marked the earliest developmental milestone to what has now become NIRAD. Since then many more informal meetings have followed and NIRAD is set to continue into the foreseeable future.
What we stand for
To be nationally and internationally recognized as the professional association representing radiographers in the United Kingdom , in order to enhance the respect and credibility of the profession by the public and professional communities served by radiographers.
NIRAD strives to maintain and improve existing services based on the objectives of the Constitution of the Society and to readily adapt to changes that impact on the training and development of health care services at national and international levels.