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Eastern Region Plain Film Reporting Special Interest Group
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Terms of Reference
Aims and Objectives
The purpose of the group is to provide a forum and network to:
- Promote, support and develop professional education of plain film Reporting Radiographers at all stages of extended role practice.
- Promote, support and development of career pathways/ advanced practice roles in plain film reporting.
- Explore and discuss professional accreditation issues.
- Explore and discuss medico-legal issues.
- Discuss relevant national and professional publications and their impact.
- Instigate review of, support and encourage professional publication.
- Explore and discuss the development and enhancement of specialist knowledge and skills underpinning best and current practice.
- Share information relating to equipment and procedures/protocols to encourage professional knowledge and development.
- Provide a safe environment to explore reporting pitfalls and errors.
- Develop and support CPD opportunities.
- Share interesting cases.
- Meet twice a year.
The Eastern Region Plain Film Reporting Radiographers Special Interest Group was established in July 2012, arising from the expressed need for peer support and recognition of the value of a regional platform to explore shared professional interest in development of current and future practice and professional education.
A Special Interest Group (SIG) would provide a forum and network support to facilitate professional and educational opportunities specific to the needs and interests of plain film reporting radiographers. An SoR Eastern Region SIG readily identifies geographically the focus for that forum and network.
No membership fee is anticipated at present.
Purpose of Group Structure Roles:
Chair: To arrange accommodation with suitable resources for meetings & to provide an agenda/speakers in accordance withexpressed views of the Group.
Secretary: To provide a record of meetings & to circulated the record to all members.
Treasurer: To record and safeguard any monies collected/payments made in relation to the Group’s activities and to report to the Group.
Publicity: to publicise/inform the activities and associated activities of the Group.
Advancing Diagnostic Radiography Practice Study Day May 2013
An enthusiastic group of Advanced Practice Radiographers gathered at the Waterfront, Ipswich University Campus Suffolk on Saturday 11 May for the 3rd Advancing Diagnostic Radiography Practice study event.
Consultant Radiologist Warren Davis gave a presentation on CT trauma imaging in a secondary trauma centre, Trauma Lead Advanced Practitioner at Basildon and Thurrock.
Hannah Megaw revisited FEGNOMASHIC, while Dr Ruth Strudwick explored further themes from her ethnographic PhD thesis.
The SoR Professional Officer for Education and Accreditation, Louise Coleman, detailed the CPD Now-supported Accreditation for Reporting Radiographers and showcased revisions to the platform facilitating and evidencing professional development and re-registration currently underway.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Philips and UCS and, of course, the significant commitment and expertise demonstrated by the speakers.
For a full report on the day, visit the Eastern region's news pages.
The Eastern Region Clinical Reporting Special Interest group is planning a meeting in the Ipswich Postgraduate Education centre on Tuesday 17 September with scheduled presentations from a tele-radiography pilot scheme and an orthopaedic specialist.