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UK Radiotherapy Board
The Radiotherapy Board was set up in April 2013 to develop the work of the now defunct National Radiotherapy Implementation Group (NRIG). It was established jointly by the SCoR, IPEM and RCR to support the delivery and development of radiotherapy services in the UK.
Its aims and tasks include a focus on:
• co-ordinating work at a national level to support delivery of services locally;
• sharing advice on the provision safe, high-quality radiotherapy services;
• the development of a strategy for workforce planning and training, and for professional standards;
• encouraging research in RT.
Charlotte Beardmore, SCoR Director of Professional Policy and and Sheila Hassan UK Council member, the Society’s president, are both members of the board.
It is hoped that the Board will lead collaborative work with other groups and organisations across the UK that have responsibility for developing and delivering RT services, as well as leading the development of specific areas of joint professional guidance. For example, the Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group in England and the Radiotherapy Clinical Information Group of the National Cancer Intelligence Network. In this way the Board hopes to maintain the momentum and good work previously undertaken by NRIG.
The expertise and experience of these and many other groups will be vital in moving RT services forward and delivering world class services for patients.