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  • Guidelines for professional ultrasound practice

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 10 December, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound

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    Summary

    This document is as a result of collaboration between the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). It follows five previous documents published by the United Kingdom Association of Sonographers (UKAS) which merged with the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in January 2009. These Guidelines are not designed to be prescriptive but to inform good practice.

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  • A survey of social and commercial aspects linked to the two NHS fetal anomaly screening scans: an on-line survey

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 8 December, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound
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    SCoR publishes this survey of social and commercial aspects linked to the two NHS fetal anomaly screening scans. These are aspects that are not clinically related but are important for the mother and her family. They include having her partner or other adults and children accompany her, the possibility of being given an opinion of the fetal sex and obtaining images and photographs to take home. These aspects do not form part of national screening programme requirements which are solely concerned with clinical evaluation by ultrasound.

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  • SoMeRAD: Guidance for the radiography workforce on the professional use of Social Media

    Responsible officer: Kevin Tucker Date published: 4 December, 2015 Topics: Professionalism

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this document to offer advice and information to the radiography workforce about communicating, sharing and contributing to public commentary online. Given the breath and ever expanding nature of social media there is the possibility that there will be omissions, however, SCoR believes it is necessary to provide guidance on Social Media (SoMe) platforms and encourage the radiography workforce to consider how and where to promote the profession. Additionally, this document provides an overview of the legal issues.

  • Approval and Accreditation Board; Annual Report September 2012-August 2013

    Responsible officer: Louise Coleman Date published: 12 November, 2015

    Summary

    CoR is pleased to publish the 2012-2013 Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Report. The purpose of the report is to draw together the activity of the AAB by including data on the approval and accreditation work of the Board. Data and statistics from the Education Institution Annual Monitoring Survey constitute a significant proportion of the report. These statistics provide a mainly quantitative overview of the position of radiographic education within the UK. This will enable education providers, including providers of clinical imaging and radiotherapy services, to compare their own data with national data and to extract key areas where they may have further work to do or areas where they can share their good practice with the rest of the radiographic community.

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  • The Prostate/Urology Specialist Cancer Workforce: Provision of Specialist Therapeutic Radiographers in the Treatment and Care of Men with Prostate Cancer

    Date published: 2 October, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-909802-07-0

    Summary

    This publication is a result of Prostate Cancer UK commissioning the Society and College of Radiographers to carry out a service mapping and development project in order to understand and strengthen the growing prostate site-specialist workforce. The overall aim of the project was to describe the current situation in relation to the United Kingdom prostate/urology specialist radiographer workforce and to understand the specific nature and value of these roles. The support and development needs of practitioners were to be identified in order to create an online community forum and framework for collaborative practice with associated resources, opportunities for networking and future role developments.

  • Research Strategy 2016-2021

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 30 September, 2015 Topics: Researchers, SCoR

    Summary

    This is the fourth research strategy presented by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) continuing upon the work of previous editions. It is published in response to the Society and College of Radiographers Strategy [2015-2017]1 which conveys research as a key part of the College of Radiographers’ mission.

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  • CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 22 September, 2015 Topics: CT, Managers
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    The Clinical Imaging Board publishes this report evaluating the installed equipment and operations of CT services within the NHS across the UK. The purpose of this work has been to provide information about equipment specification and its utilisation, details of operational aspects of services, and to ascertain the planning intentions of NHS radiology services to maintain and develop CT capacity.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Management of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy with a cardiac implanted electronic device: A clinical guideline

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

    Summary

    A national review of cardiac device policies in use in radiotherapy departments across the UK in 2013 reported that most policies do not reflect current best evidence. The Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine formed a multidisciplinary working party comprising clinical oncology, cardiology, therapeutic radiography and medical physics expertise to develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy with a cardiac implanted electronic device and this clinical guideline is published as a result of this work.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Assistant Practitioners and Ultrasound Scans for Fetal Growth Monitoring and Assessment: Position Statement

    Date published: 11 September, 2015 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound
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    This position statement has been published by SCoR in consideration whether Assistant Practitioners (APs) could undertake ultrasound examinations for fetal growth monitoring and assessment purposes in the second and third trimesters. It concludes that such growth scans for fetal monitoring and assessment purposes currently fall outside of the SCoR’s Assistant Practitioner scope of practice and reasons are given within the position statement.

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  • Patient Identification: guidance and advice

    Responsible officer: Maria Murray Date published: 7 September, 2015 Topics: Imaging, Radiation protection
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    The Clinical Imaging Board (CIB) has issued this statement in recognition of the importance of correct patient identification when undertaking diagnostic imaging procedures. The CIB expects members of the medical imaging workforce to be competent within their individual scope of practice and to follow the policies, protocols and procedures issued by their employer with regard to the positive checking of patient identification.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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