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  • 09 September 2016

    British workers can compete by working better and smarter, not just faster 

    Delegates at this month’s TUC Congress (Brighton Centre, 11-14 September), will hear from the Society of Radiographers and other trades unions that productivity will be key in the post-Brexit world and employers and staff need to work together to help Britain work more efficiently. The Society of Radiographers will be arguing that improving productivity in the NHS is key to the continued delivery of cost effective, world class health care free at the point of use.

  • 09 September 2016

    £1.67 billion cost of defending claims annually.

    Motion 48 at this year’s TUC Congress (Brighton Centre, 11-14 September), proposed by the Society of Radiographers, calls for an alternative to the legal action taken by more than 4000 patients last year, who were seeking compensation in pursuit of claims against the National Health Service.

  • 09 September 2016

    More than 7000 people awaiting transplants of which 1300 will die before a donor is found, or will be too ill to benefit.

    The number of people donating organs and the number of transplants is decreasing at the same time as the demand for donations is rising. The Society of Radiographers (SoR) will tell this year’s TUC Congress (Brighton Centre, 11-14 September) that government must be pressed to review the NHS organ donation programme and reverse the trends.  

  • 24 August 2016

    The trades union for clinical imaging and radiotherapy professionals has spoken out in support of the announcement to establish a Health Partnership Forum.

    Leandre Archer, Northern Ireland national officer for the Society and College of Radiographers, said, “We are delighted that health minister Michelle O'Neill says she wants effective partnership working.

  • 23 February 2016

    Members of the Society of Radiographers have voted to establish a Political Fund, which will allow the trades union to continue to campaign on the issues which are important to members and patients.

    The ballot was sparked by changes to legislation which meant that trades unions will be unable to campaign and speak out about issues during election campaigns unless they have a ‘pot of money’ separate from the organisation’s general funds. 

  • 11 September 2015

    Current model is not working, TUC Congress will be told

    It takes too long for patients to receive effective access to the treatment that they need because the government is obsessed with supporting an out-of-date system, next week’s trades union congress will be told.

    The Society of Radiographers say that patients should be able to go direct to the most appropriate healthcare professionals and not always have to rely on general practitioners to refer patients.

  • 11 September 2015

    The announcement in the most recent budget that the government intends to stop all student grants from next year will make it more difficult for people to become healthcare professionals including nurses and midwives.

    The TUC Congress in Brighton will be told by the Society of Radiographers that it will become even more difficult to attract people to professions that already suffer from significant shortages of qualified individuals.

  • 19 July 2015

    The professional body and trade union which represents the health professionals who provide diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy services say they agree with the findings of the Independent Cancer Taskforce, but are pessimistic that many of the changes can be delivered unless substantial investment is made in staffing and equipment.

  • 29 April 2015

    The four-hour strike by members of the Society of Radiographers (SoR) in Northern Ireland will go ahead tomorrow (30 April) and, other than individuals providing emergency and urgent care, the union are  expecting it to receive total support.

    Staff in Radiology Departments and at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre will take to the picket lines from 8am until 12 noon. 

  • 28 April 2015

    The trade union that represents diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment specialists in the NHS is to ask members if they want to set-up a political fund. If members vote ‘yes’, it will be the first time that the Society of Radiographers, established almost a hundred years, will have set up a fund specifically to finance political activity.

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