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  • 22 April 2020

    An international web-based information and support system focusing on mobile chest x-ray of patients who have Covid-19, has been launched.

  • 21 April 2020

    A lead radiographer is one of a growing number of health and medical professionals who have died after being infected with Covid-19.

    Simon Guest, succumbed in intensive care at Furness General Hospital, Barrow, Cumbria where he worked.

    Simon's wife, Nicky, said, "We are all overwhelmed with grief at the loss of our beloved Simon to Covid-19.

  • 21 April 2020

    Almost two weeks after his partner and fellow radiographer posted a desperately sad message on the Society's Facebook page, radiographer Paul Skegg walked from intensive care through a 'guard of honour' of fellow health and medical professionals who were celebrating the recovery of a colleague thought unlikely to survive.

  • 16 April 2020

    The Scottish TUC assistant general secretary for operations and equality is joining the Society as national officer for Scotland.

    Yvonne Stewart will start her new role on 1 June.

    The Society's director of industrial strategy and member relations, Dean Rogers, said, “We are delighted that Yvonne is joining the team. She’ll be leading for us on industrial relations with NHS Scotland and the Scottish government, working closely with Scottish Council and Maria Murray, the Society's professional officer for Scotland."

  • 15 April 2020

    Gill Harrison, associate professor and former ultrasound programme director at City, University of London, is the Society's new professional officer for ultrasound.

    Qualified as a radiographer for more than 30 years, Gill is also chair of Health Education England’s Sonographer Training Group, as well as chairing an ultrasound survey working group for the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS).

    She has published many papers and articles, edited a number of professional publications, and presented at conferences and seminars all over the world.

  • 02 April 2020

    The All Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy (APPG) has written to the Secretary of State for Health urging him to prioritise the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    In the letter, the MPs say they have received reports that ‘patients are now demanding that clinicians wear PPE’ and expressed concern that 'some radiotherapy centres have no PPE and little priority has been given to this work force and patient group’.

  • 30 March 2020

    The most contentious issues amongst radiographers and other health professionals over past weeks has been the lack of protective personal equipment (PPE) at work, and what PPE is most appropriate.

    Each working situation (and department) is slightly different but our advice to members is that they must not put themselves, their patients, their colleagues, or their families in danger by working in an unsafe way.

  • 27 March 2020

    A letter sent today from the Society to the Secretary of State for Health has asked for an explanation about what is being done to alleviate the "chronic shortage" of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Covid-19 tests for staff.

    The SoR's director of industrial strategy and member relations, Dean Rogers, says in the correspondence, "The shortage of PPE seems to be especially acute in some parts of the country, but concerns are coming to us from all parts of the UK.

  • 25 March 2020

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

    Like other NHS unions and professional bodies, the SoR are recording member's concerns about the shortage of appropriate and safe Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    This seems to be especially acute in certain parts of the country, but is obviously a universal concern.

    We are making direct approaches to the government on this issue.

  • 23 March 2020

    A best practice summary document and poster have been published to ensure all sonographers can ‘promote, ensure and evidence effective and safe decontamination of ultrasound machines and transducers.’

    It includes essential information, terminology, top tips for best practice and links to relevant documents.

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