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  • 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."

  • 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.

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