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    Guidance on Improving Access to Radiotherapy – Increasing working hours

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 17 June, 2015 Topics: Radiotherapy

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    JOINT DOCUMENT: Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Society and College of Radiographers and Royal College of Radiologists

    This document has been produced by IPEM, RCR and SCoR and reviews the issues that need to be considered when increasing provision of radiotherapy by extending the working hours of Radiotherapy departments. It outlines potential options and the associated practicalities to be addressed when expanding radiotherapy capacity through increasing radiotherapy departments’ working hours and/or days. The aim of this document is to support and inform those who lead and manage radiotherapy services and are responsible for working with commissioners to meet the demand for radiotherapy.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    A guide to understanding the implications of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations in diagnostic and interventional radiology

    Responsible officer: Maria Murray Date published: 12 June, 2015 Topics: Interventional
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    JOINT DOCUMENT:  Society and College of Radiographers, British Institute of Radiology and Royal College of Radiologists
     
    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) have jointly produced this Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2000 guidance document, with support from Public Health England (PHE) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). The document is aimed at employers and staff who provide clinical imaging and interventional radiology services using ionising radiations.
     
    The document explains the principles behind the regulations and endeavours to clarify misconceptions. Scenarios have been included to provide examples and advice on practical issues relating to the regulations in order that the document is more user friendly. The advice given is wide-ranging and does not undermine an employer’s legal responsibilities for implementing compliant local procedures.
     
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    Computerised Tomography (CT) scanners in Nuclear Medicine facilities; use by nuclear medicine practitioners from both radiographic and technologist backgrounds.

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 11 June, 2015 Topics: Nuclear medicine

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    It is recognised by the SCoR that the developing use of multi-detector computerised tomography (MDCT) scanners within nuclear medicine facilities provides a challenge to the non-medical workforce to assure high quality patient services. The Nuclear Medicine Advisory Group (NMAG) of the SCoR has developed this statement to support the non-medical workforce in delivering safe services.

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    Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK, 2014

    Responsible officer: Anne Barkworth Date published: 3 June, 2015 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-909802-06-3

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    SCoR publishes this  report to update previous  UK national radiotherapy workforce surveys.This report provides a summary of the UK radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the National Health Service (NHS) and private/independent healthcare sector. It is deemed to be of interest to the NHS England Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group and similar groups in the other UK countries, the Radiotherapy Board, NHS Centre for Workforce Intelligence, Health Education England, Local Education and Training Boards, Migration Advisory Committee and commissioners and providers of radiotherapy.

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    Principles of safe staffing for radiography leaders

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 7 May, 2015 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    This document aims to provide principles which should be considered when reviewing staffing models for clinical imaging or radiotherapy/oncology services. It includes key reference texts but these are not exhaustive. All policy and guidance documents issued by the Society and College of Radiographers are available from the website at https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library.

  • Sale of Images, Determination of Fetal Sex and Commercial Aspects Related to NHS Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations (Second Edition)

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 24 April, 2015 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound
  • Recommended fees for forensic radiography

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 15 April, 2015
  • Raising concerns in the workplace: guidance for SoR members

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 30 March, 2015

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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers (SoR) publishes this guidance to make clear that members need to be aware of both their duty to raise concerns and how to do so. It is important that members recognise that it is their professional duty to raise any concerns the may have. The SoR will support members and offer appropriate advice and support to members who do raise concerns although it is important to stress that the SoR can neither raise concerns on behalf of members nor is it the body to whom the concerns are raised. This guidance is relevant for all members; students and trainees, the professional workforce at all levels of practice and it is pertinent in all sectors and environments.

  • Standards of Radiographic Practice for Post-Mortem Cross- Sectional Imaging (PMC-SI)

    Date published: 23 February, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-909802-05-6

    Summary

    The standards in this document have been produced jointly by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) following a literature review and utilising the significant practical experience and knowledge of the expert group. It should be read in conjunction with the SCoR professional document: Guidance for Radiographers providing Forensic Radiography Services, 2014 for the overarching principles which apply to the provision of all forensic radiography services. For the purpose of this present document PMC-SI is used to indicate a service using either CT or MRI or both. Terms used by others to describe these examinations include virtual autopsy, and digital autopsy.

  • Skin care advice for patients undergoing radical external beam megavoltage radiotherapy

    Date published: 10 February, 2015

    Summary

    This clinical practice guideline is a set of evidence-based recommendations to assist radiographers, radiotherapy nurses, and the wider radiotherapy workforce, in advising patients how to care for their skin while undergoing a course of radical external beam radiotherapy (excluding proton therapy).  It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion and subjected to peer, professional, and lay assessment. The guideline has recommendations for evidence based practice for individual practitioners, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers.

     

     

    Endorsed by the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society.

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