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  • 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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  • Ultrasound examination times and appointments

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 22 July, 2015 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    SCoR issues this updated guidance on ultrasound examination times and appointments (first published March 2013) which includes updated weblinks. SCoR is aware that sonographers working for some NHS Trusts, Health Boards or other Imaging Service Providers are coming under increasing pressure to reduce the time allowed for ultrasound examination appointments. In addition, there have also been instances where extra appointments have been added prospectively to a booked list as a way of compensating for patients who do not attend (DNA).

  • Radiotherapy Board - Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 22 July, 2015 Topics: Radiotherapy
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    The Royal College of Radiologists, Society and College of Radiographers and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine regard it as essential that, for the whole of the UK, we achieve cancer survival rates equivalent to the best in Western Europe. Improving the quality of radiotherapy is a key component of increasing survival rates along with initiatives to achieve earlier diagnosis. We expect an increasing demand for radiotherapy as the population ages. Highest quality of technical radiotherapy with respect to planning and delivery will maximise cancer survival, minimise late effects and achieve the optimum therapeutic ratio.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Stroke imaging services; guidance and advice

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 14 July, 2015 Topics: CT, MRI

    Summary

    This is the fourth edition of the advice and guidance document The Role of the Radiographer in Stroke Management that was originally issued on 1st September 2007. Radiographers are a vital part of the specialist stroke care team. Patients with acute brain attack require rapid access to high quality and appropriate imaging in order to diagnose the type of stroke.

    Patients who suffer a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) have been shown to be at high risk of suffering an ischaemic stroke and also require urgent imaging after appropriate assessment in order to ensure reduced morbidity.

    These patients also require follow up imaging, either by Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance (MR) in order to assess the efficacy, and/or options for further treatment.

     

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