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  • Stress in the workplace: guidance and advice for the radiography workforce

    Responsible officer: Lyn West-Wigley Date published: 5 September, 2013

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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers (SoR) issues this guidance and advice to provide information on the degree to which the radiography workforce is affected by stress and to provide support, guidance and advice on the topic.

  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) Clinical Support Programme in England 2012 -2013

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 5 September, 2013
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    Summary

    This final report from the National Image Guided Radiotherapy Team describes the process, methods and outcomes of the National Cancer Action Team Image Guided Radiotherapy clinical support programme. It demonstrates progress made and highlights the significant challenges that remain. Recommendations have been formulated for radiotherapy service providers, NHS England Specialised Commissioning, education providers, professional bodies and equipment manufacturers.

    The National IGRT team leads were Therapeutic Radiographers; June Dean and Mark Elsworthy. Physics support was provided by Clinical Scientists from three radiotherapy centres in England; Addenbrookes, Clatterbridge and Nottingham.

  • Code of Professional Conduct

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 5 July, 2013

    Summary

    This document is for all members of the Society of Radiographers and replaces the Code of Conduct and Ethics published by the Society of Radiographers in 2008. This revised Code of Professional Conduct puts patients at the centre of everything that is done. It expects conduct in practice that reflects this aspiration based on the values of respect, empowerment, empathy, trustworthiness, integrity and justice. Of equal importance is the need to maintain the public's trust and confidence in the profession as a whole.

  • Improving retention of the radiotherapy workforce - the role of practice placements in student attrition from pre-registration programmes in England: Full report

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 28 May, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy, Students

    Summary

    The issue of attrition from training placements for therapeutic radiographers has been a challenge for some years. This report written by Hazel Colyer and supported by the Society and College of Radiographers through the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group's Workforce sub-group, tackles the issue with key recommendations and evidence-based opportunities. For the executive summary and recommendations only see Improving retention of the radiotherapy workforce - the role of practice placements in student attrition from pre-registration programmes in England: executive summary and recommendations here

  • Quality imaging services for primary care: a good practice guide

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 21 May, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection
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    In the changing healthcare system in which we now all live and work, it is timely that we focus on providing quality imaging services for primary care. This document has been developed collaboratively between The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) as a good practice guide to developing collaborative practices between diagnostic imaging departments and primary care providers for the benefit of patients, and to support GPs in delivering excellent, timely care.

    Joint document:

    • Royal College of General Practitioners
    • Society and College of Radiographers
    • The Royal College of Radiologists

    Quality Imaging Services for Primary Care

  • Report on the Census of the Radiotherapy Workforce in the UK 2012

    Responsible officer: Claire Dumbleton Date published: 10 May, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 1-871101-98-0
  • Improving retention of the radiotherapy workforce - the role of practice placements in student attrition from pre-registration programmes in England: executive summary and recommendations

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 30 April, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy, Students
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    Summary

    The issue of attrition from training placements for therapeutic radiographers has been a challenge for some years. This report written by Hazel Colyer and supported by the Society and College of Radiographers through the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group's Workforce sub-group, tackles the issue with key recommendations and evidence-based opportunities.

    For the full report see Improving retention of the radiotherapy workforce - the role of practice placements in student attrition from pre-registration programmes in England: Full report

  • Guidance on the Management and Governance of Additional Radiotherapy Capacity

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 26 April, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection
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    This guidance and advice is published jointly by the Society and College of Radiographers, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Royal College of Radiologists to provide support and information with respect to the practical issues which need to be considered in developing a new radiotherapy service, including service models. It will also support those who have responsibility for commissioning and providing additional radiotherapy services.

    There are 2 downloadable pdf documents; executive summary and the full guidance and advice document

    BFCO(13)1_RT_capacity_summary.pdf

    BFCO(13)1_RT_capacity.pdf

  • The Scope of Practice 2013

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 21 March, 2013 ISBN: 1-871101-97-2

    Summary

    Summary: The aim of this statement is to confirm the current scope of practice for the professional workforce for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. The term 'professional workforce' includes the following practitioners: diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, dosimetrists and others working at autonomous practitioner level. In this way, this scope of practice statement is relevant for all those health care professionals working within diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy with the exception of the support workforce, including assistant practitioners, for whom other statements have been published.

  • A project to develop draft modules and a credit framework to support development of management skills in radiographers

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 13 March, 2013 Topics: Managers ISBN: 1-871101-96-4

    Summary

    SCoR publishes the findings of a project which was undertaken for the SCoR by University of Hertfordshire and the Institute for Employment Studies in August 2012 to develop draft modules and a credit framework to support development of management skills in radiographers. SCoR commends the outcomes as guidance for individuals looking to develop themselves in this direction, and to education providers who are seeking to either develop programmes for aspirant and actual managers in the profession, or ensure their current management development programmes cater effectively for the radiography profession.

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