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    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.

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    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.

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    Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000: briefing for radiographers who undertake commenting or reporting

    Date published: 3 February, 2015 Topics: Radiation protection, Reporting
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    SCoR issues this briefing to make clear that “clinical evaluation” is a role carried out by an “Operator” under IR(ME)R. Radiographers who either undertake initial image interpretation (commenting) or full reporting need to be aware that IR(ME)R requires them to be appropriately trained for the role

  • Caring for People with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy)

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 8 January, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-909802-04-9

    Summary

    This clinical practice guideline is a comprehensive set of evidence-based recommendations for the whole radiographic workforce caring for people with dementia and their carers when undergoing imaging and/or radiotherapy. It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion, including service users, and subjected to peer professional, lay and external review. The guideline has recommendations for good practice for individual members of the radiographic workforce, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

  • Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 5 January, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound
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    Summary: The RCR and the Society and College of Radiographers have produced this document which sets standards in key areas that are seen as essential for the delivery of high-quality and effective ultrasound imaging services and examinations. The aim is to clarify the components of a clinically safe and efficient ultrasound service. It is relevant to all services that carry out ultrasound and to those individuals responsible for the commissioning of such services.

  • Diagnostic Radiography UK Workforce Report 2014

    Responsible officer: Claire Dumbleton Date published: 1 November, 2014 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Surveys
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    Summary

    In September 2014, the College of Radiographers (CoR) carried out a census of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. The objectives were to establish the size, structure and vacancy rate of the workforce in order to inform workforce planning. Nearly 100 employers responded to an online questionnaire representing over 200 workplaces delivering radiography services, employing approximately 25% of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. This document presents an analysis of the census results.

  • Work Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (Sonographers)

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 8 October, 2014 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Ultrasound, X-ray

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers receives many enquiries from sonographers about work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD). The following is a compilation of some of the answers that Nigel Thomson (Professional Officer for Ultrasound) and Lyn West-Wigley (Policy Officer: Health and Safety) have given. It provides a broad overview of the subject and gives links to more definitive documentation and advice. A new section on scanning the high BMI patient has been included in this second edition following several enquiries.

  • Analysis of student and recently qualified radiographers survey 2014

    Responsible officer: Claire Dumbleton Date published: 22 September, 2014 Topics: Students, Surveys

    Summary

    In July 2014, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed current radiography students and recently qualified radiographers to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences. Over 600 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their student debt and their experiences in their first job. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Guidance on long term consequences of treatment for gynaecological cancer. Part 1: Pelvic radiotherapy

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 30 June, 2014 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy
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    JOINT DOCUMENT: SCoR and UK Oncology Nursing Society

    This document is aimed at UK gynaecological oncology professionals but will also be useful to anyone, including primary care professionals, involved in the care of women at any time before or after pelvic radiotherapy or brachytherapy (eg for cervical, uterine, vulval, vaginal, bladder, anal and colorectal cancers).

    The main purpose of this document is to ensure that women diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer will be offered appropriate information on the signs and symptoms of long term consequences of pelvic radiotherapy and that they, and the professionals caring for them, are aware of pathways of care that should be available.

    Hard copies can be ordered from macmillan http://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/p-21594-guidance-on-long-term-consequences-of-treatment-for-gynaecological-cancer.aspx

  • 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.

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