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  • 12 May 2020

    AUTHOR: DEAN ROGERS, DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY & MEMBER RELATIONS

    The Society welcomes the campaign to recruit people to work as allied health professionals in the NHS: it is long overdue. But, the positive message is spoilt by the false claim at the end of the video that "There has never been a better time to join us."

  • 11 May 2020

    AUTHOR: NICHOLAS BARLOW, CONSULTANT RADIOGRAPHER IN PLAIN FILM, ROTHERHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

    With the onus on efficient reporting of Covid-19 cases, some trusts have delegated all chest reporting to radiologists, despite having established chest reporting radiographers in place.

  • 01 May 2020

    AUTHOR: DEAN ROGERS, DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY AND MEMBER RELATIONS

    The language of 'frontline' and 'NHS Heroes' implies that healthcare is the new defence. Radiographers and other staff are synonymous with military personnel. This is the opportunity to secure the level of special funding and support usually reserved for the defence budget.

  • 01 May 2020

    AUTHOR: ALEXANDRA COOK, DEPARTMENT LEAD RADIOGRAPHER

    As I walked into work this morning, I remember when I started working here in late March. We opened the hospital a week later.

    In normal life, without Covid-19, I would be walking up to this building, the ExCeL Centre in east London, excited to collect my race number for the London Marathon.

  • 01 May 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has created 'significant challenges' at various points in the cancer pathway and as many as '2000 cases a week may go undiagnosed', according to the SCoR and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

  • 30 April 2020

    After concerted lobbying by the Society and the other allied health professional trade unions, the Home Office has confirmed the one year visa extension will cover all AHPs.

    The programme to renew visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 had previously only applied to NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics.

  • 30 April 2020

    AUTHOR: CHARLOTTE BEARDMORE, DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL POLICY

    As the Covid-19 emergency continues, many radiographers and clinical staff are understandably concerned about what is happening to 'other patients': those who urgently need diagnosis and treatment.

    It isn't true or fair to say that the NHS has been doing nothing but caring for coronavirus patients but, naturally, services have been radically refocussed on getting us through the pandemic.

  • 27 April 2020

    Four professional bodies have published a joint statement on the recording of ultrasound examinations and the use of private ultrasound providers during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing guidance to their members, providers and service users.

  • 27 April 2020

    Check out therapeutic radiographer Jo Strickland’s blog ‘Behind the Mask’ on the Action Radiotherapy website, about the challenges of delivering radiotherapy whilst wearing PPE.

    Jo, radiotherapy team leader at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, south east London, describes how she is finding alternative ways of reassuring and treating her patients: ‘…my smile can no longer be seen, hidden instead by a mask that is all at once necessary, protective and stifling.

  • 22 April 2020

    The SoR has sent a second letter to the Secretary of State for Health, telling him that "it is difficult to believe anything you or your officials say."

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