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    Ultrasound Training, Employment and Registration

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 27 June, 2014 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) receives many enquiries that relate either to training in ultrasound, employment or registration. Many of these enquiries are from sonographers who have trained overseas or would like to undertake ultrasound training in the United Kingdom (UK). It is hoped that the following will answer many of the more common queries.

  • Sonographer Workforce Survey Analysis

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 10 June, 2014 Topics: Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-906225-40-7
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    Summary

    In May and June 2014, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed ultrasound departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to obtain data on the number of sonographers employed and the number of vacancies. Nearly sixty ultrasound departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about staffing and vacancy levels. This report presents the results of this survey.

  • Guidance for Radiographers providing Forensic Radiography Services

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 30 May, 2014 Topics: Managers, X-ray

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    Summary

    This document updates Guidance for Radiographers providing Forensic Radiography Services published in 2010. Radiography for forensic purposes is a complex area of practice for the diagnostic radiographer and The Society and College of Radiographers is pleased to provide this guidance and advice document written with the Association of Forensic Radiographers. Radiographers involved in providing forensic services and their managers and employers will find this document invaluable.

  • Senior Service Manager Survey Analysis

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 14 May, 2014 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    In October and November 2013, SCoR surveyed senior diagnostic and therapeutic service managers about their roles, responsibilities, priorities and development needs. A total of 313 respondents replied to the online questionnaire. The results and analysis are published in this document.

  • Use of anatomical side markers

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 7 May, 2014

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    Summary

    Best practice is that anatomical side markers should be present in the primary beam for all images and SCoR expects this to be the case unless there are exceptional circumstances.

  • Resuscitation Training for the Radiography Workforce

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 31 March, 2014 Topics: Managers

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this statement to clarify the expectations of the professional body with regard to training in resuscitation. The subject was raised as a motion at the Annual Delegates Conference in 2013 and this statement is issued in response. The provision of resuscitation training is the responsibility of the employing authority and clearly the nature of training requires that it should be regular and include hands-on practical training for it to be effective.

  • Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK 2013

    Responsible officer: Claire Dumbleton Date published: 24 March, 2014 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-909802-02-5

    Summary

    This report provides a summary of the radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the UK in the National Health Service (NHS) and private/independent healthcare sector.

  • The supply and administration of medicines and contrast agents: results of survey into current practice in imaging and radiotherapy departments

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 28 February, 2014 Topics: Managers, Surveys

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    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) undertook this survey to find out about current practice with regard to supply and administration of medicines (which includes contrast agents). This survey focused on what and how medicines are used in imaging and it included imaging in radiotherapy as part of treatment planning.

  • Proton Beam Therapy - Interim Guidance

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 28 February, 2014 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Radiotherapy

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this interim guidance and advice document to provide members and education providers with an overview of the likely educational and professional requirements for the effective delivery of a proton beam therapy service.

  • Independent Practitioners: standards and guidance

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 19 February, 2014 Topics: Independent practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-01-8

    Summary

    The term Independent Practitioner encompasses all those members of SCoR who are healthcare practitioners (whether registered with a regulatory body or not) and who are not directly classed as employees. They provide services to Healthcare Commissioners, Trusts and Health Boards, corporate medical companies and, in some cases, directly to members of the public who may self-refer. These services include diagnostic imaging, screening, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), therapy and education. Independent practitioner members may, for example, be self-employed, partners, company directors, franchisors or franchisees. The SCoR supports the role of the independent practitioner and recognises the need for policies to enable them to provide highly professional standards of care. This document provides guidelines for professional practice for members who are working within the definition stated above; it does not directly apply to employees of independent providers.

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