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  • 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.

  • 14 January 2020

    he Society of Radiographers has suspended the plan to ballot members in Northern Ireland for possible industrial action following a statement by health minister Robin Swann to the Assembly.

  • 26 November 2019

    The Society of Radiographers has recruited a senior official from the probation officers' union to be the Director of Industrial Strategy and Member Relations.

    Dean Rogers takes up the post from Warren Town, who has retired after almost 40 years at the SoR.

    Dean was assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers (Napo), which he says "is a union with a professional arm that has more in common with the Society than may at first be obvious."

  • 19 November 2019

    The Society of Radiographers has announced it will ballot members in Northern Ireland as to whether they are prepared to take industrial action in support of demands for fair pay.

    In a consultative survey of SoR members, 90.5% of those who responded said they would be willing to take part in industrial action. A meeting of the trade union today confirmed that a formal ballot of the membership will be held.

  • 05 September 2019

    How the Society of radiographers and other trade unions can resist politicians and pressure groups who set one generation against another will be the theme of a fringe meeting at this year's Trades Union Congress (Brighton, 8-11 September).

    Jonathan Charles, a radiographer at St George's Hospital, Tooting, will talk about the 'dangerous perception' that his generation, millenials, are worse off because of the success enjoyed by baby boomers.

  • 05 September 2019

    Delegates at next week's TUC Congress will hear the Society of Radiographers (SoR) make the case to protect the NHS pension and make sure that its defined benefit provision remains in place for all members now and in the future.

    Motion 64 will draw attention to the potential threat to future pension provision because the government have decided that a legal judgement about age discrimination, specifically relating to the scheme for firefighters, applies to all public service schemes.

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