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  • Bariatric Patients: Guidance and Advice for the Radiography Workforce

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 1 March, 2013 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 1-871101-94-8

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    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) publishes this guidance for the radiography workforce, including recommendations for action so that the care of bariatric patients in imaging and radiotherapy departments is of the highest standard and that members of the radiography workforce imaging and radiotherapy services are protected from possible injury related to moving and lifting.

  • Guidance on Out of Hours Working and your Personal Scope of Practice

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 13 February, 2013

    Summary

    SCoR issues this guidance in response to a number of questions about radiographers' scope of practice in hours outside the normal working day resulting from growth in the introduction of shift systems of working; ie during shift systems and duty periods when there may be much reduced, or no, medical staff on duty within the imaging or radiotherapy services.

  • Preliminary Clinical Evaluation and Clinical Reporting by Radiographers: Policy and Practice Guidance

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 11 February, 2013 Topics: Reporting

    Summary

    Diagnostic radiographers are well placed to support development of clinical imaging services through their acknowledged responsiveness and ability. With appropriate skills development, they are able to make first line interpretation of images in support of patient management and, following College of Radiographers approved postgraduate training, to provide definitive reports for a wide range of examinations. This document provides policy and practice guidance to support the implementation and further growth of clinical reporting and to support the transition from abnormality signalling systems (such as 'red dot' systems) to written preliminary clinical evaluation systems.

  • Image Guided Radiotherapy – Guidance for implementation and use

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 31 January, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy
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    Summary

    This NCAT guidance, developed by professionals from SCoR,RCR, IPEM and HPA, should be read inconjunction with  On Target: Ensuring Geometric Accuracy (joint SCOR, IPEM, RCR publication 2008) which is also available on the policy and guidance document library

    The NRAG report, published in 2007, sets out the important role of 4D adaptive radiotherapy (4D-ART), and advanced radiotherapy should become the standard of care. This guidance is written to support the wider adoption and application of Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) to enable the future implementation of 4D adaptive radiotherapy throughout England. 

    This guidance is designed for radiotherapy professionals of all disciplines in the implementation, choice and use of appropriate IGRT techniques to ensure high quality standards across England.

  • Good practice guide for paediatric radiotherapy

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 24 January, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection, Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-905034-59-8

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    Summary

    This joint document from the College of Radiographers, Royal College of Radiologists and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group provides guidance and advice to ensure delivery of the best clinical outcomes, to ensure patient safety and to provide a high quality patient and family experience.

  • Education and Career Framework for the Radiography Workforce

    Responsible officer: Louise Coleman Date published: 3 January, 2013 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Assistant practitioners, Consultations, CPD, Education accreditation, Managers, Radiation protection, Researchers ISBN: 1-871101-92-1

    Summary

    This third version of the Education and Career Framework is intended for the guidance and support of the whole imaging and radiotherapy workforce. It is an interactive web-based tool, which members can use to support their individual professional development in what is, for many, likely to be a portfolio career pathway. In this way, a degree of future-proofing has been built in. This tool enables individuals to navigate a range of learning and development opportunities starting from where they are and includes example pathways, outcomes, indicative curricula where relevant, case studies and a wealth of hyperlinks to relevant websites and resources. The Framework is intentionally non-prescriptive, reflecting the changing service context.

  • Radiographers and Naso-Gastric (NG) Intubation (Second edition)

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 15 November, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray

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    Summary

    SCoR issues this second edition of guidance in response to a National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) report on patients harmed following a misplaced naso or orogastric tube not detected prior to use. Radiographic imaging provides an accurate snapshot of the position of a naso-gastric (NG) tube at the time of imaging and is recognised as the 'gold standard' test.

  • Computed Tomographic Colonography: Guidance on Standards

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 31 October, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray ISBN: 1-871101-91-3

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    Summary

    Over the last decade there has been increasing use of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) in the diagnosis of colo-rectal cancer and a subsequent increase in the establishment of CTC services. Radiographers have been involved in work undertaken to set international standards for CTC. This guidance note provides information on standards for CTC and points to the key paper in which these are described.

  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2012

    Responsible officer: Claire Dumbleton Date published: 16 October, 2012 Topics: Students, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-35-3

    Summary

    In July 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences. Nearly 500 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their finances during and after their degree and their experiences in their first job. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Team working in clinical imaging

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 21 September, 2012 Topics: Managers, Radiation protection, Reporting, X-ray ISBN: 978-1-905034-58

    Summary

    Joint document with The Royal College of Radiologists

    This joint document cements the Colleges' shared views on what constitutes effective team working and provides guidance on the five key areas of:

    • Justification of examination requests;
    • Radiation protection;
    • Image acquisition;
    • Reporting;
    • Management and service improvement.

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