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  • 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.

  • 05 March 2020

    New evidence-based guidance explaining why the use of patient contact shielding to protect critical organs from radiation during diagnostic imaging procedures is no longer necessary, has been published by a working party of professional bodies and agencies, including the SCoR.

  • 02 March 2020

    The Society has responded to the government’s proposals for post-Brexit visa reform with “Could be worse but could still do better”.

    In response to the proposals, the Society will:

  • 25 February 2020

    The Society of Radiographers is pleased to announce members in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelmingly to accept the Department of Health pay proposal.

    99.5% of members who voted accepted the deal which allows for pay parity with England. The SoR has been campaigning for parity for the past five years.

  • 04 February 2020

    A letter has been sent to the home secretary asking which allied health professionals will be included in the promised NHS visa scheme.

    The proposal in the Conservative Party’s manifesto promised an NHS job offer alongside ‘fast-track entry, reduced visa fees and dedicated support to come to the UK with their families’ to any overseas qualified health professionals, nursing and medical staff.

  • 21 January 2020

    Listeners to radio stations across the UK and the armed forces network worldwide heard about the roles of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers as part of the Society's centenary celebrations.

    An estimated audience of 7million people heard Gill Hodges, the SCoR president, and chief executive officer Richard Evans, describe radiography, what radiographers do, and the career opportunities.

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