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    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.

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    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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    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.

  • 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

    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.

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