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  • 05 September 2019

    The Society of Radiographers is seconding a motion to protect members from bullying and harassment at work. It will be debated at this year's TUC Congress.

    The motion by the College of Podiatry asks the General Council and the unions to work together to ensure that the issue is taken seriously, and more is done to protect members.

    In the most recent NHS staff survey, more than a quarter of respondents reported at least one incident of bullying and harassment in the previous 12 months.

  • 05 September 2019

    A Society of Radiographers' motion at this year's Trade Union Congress, originally passed at this year's SoR Annual Delegates Conference, calls on the TUC to campaign against money being offered to private patients to switch their treatment to the NHS.

    With tough NHS waiting targets, particularly for cancer care, the Society claims that private insurers are persuading patients to use NHS services.

  • 05 September 2019

    Delegates at next week's TUC Congress will be asked to join the Society of Radiographers and put pressure on National Health Service trusts in England to stop them outsourcing vital services to subsidiaries and shell companies.

    Motion 48, which was passed unanimously at the Society's Annual Delegates Conference earlier this year, highlights concerns that trusts are continuing to offload work to businesses despite being advised by NHS Improvement in 2018 to pause plans to set-up more subsidiaries.

  • 05 September 2019

    The TUC Congress will be urged to reassert its policy that “we reject a vision of free trade” that “offers up public services like the NHS to rapacious multinational companies.”

    A motion proposed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and seconded by the SoR, will call on the General Council to demand that the NHS is specifically excluded from future trade deals.

  • 29 March 2019

    The decision by the University of Portsmouth to close the BSc (Hons) radiotherapy and oncology course has been slammed by the organisation which represents the healthcare professionals who deliver life-saving cancer treatment.

  • 10 September 2018

    Concern employers will find money from austerity budgets or will reduce employee benefits  

    The government must not expect public sector employers to fund increased pension contributions following an announcement earlier this week that payments must rise because of accounting changes forced on the scheme by HM Treasury, according to an Emergency Motion at the TUC Conference ((9-12 September, Manchester) proposed by the Society of Radiographers.

  • 05 September 2018

    A campaign to improve funding for mental health will be launched at this year’s TUC conference to ensure that the ‘needs are met of the most vulnerable in our society’.

    A conference motion from the Society of Radiographers and UNISON will condemn the lack of trained staff or funding for mental health in the NHS.

    Gareth Thomas, the Society’s immediate past president, who will be speaking during the debate, said that “Patients who cannot afford to pay for private healthcare are waiting for essential help in their time of greatest need.

  • 05 September 2018

    TUC Conference motion spotlights ongoing discrimination against LGBT servicemen and women who were dishonourably discharged

    A motion from the Society of Radiographers (SoR) at this year’s Trades Union Congress (9-12 September in Manchester), calls for members to support a campaign to reinstate pension rights to service personnel who were dishonourably discharged from the armed forces because of their sexual orientation.

  • 15 August 2018

    Professional body slams lack of action by government to ensure future of radiotherapy services

    The Society of Radiographers has criticised ‘lukewarm efforts’ by the UK government and the health administration in England to address an ongoing shortage of the only health professionals qualified to plan and deliver radiotherapy, claiming that cancer treatment at centres could come to a standstill because there are not enough students being trained.

  • 08 June 2018

    The workforce that provides diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy for cancer treatment has accepted the 2018 NHS Pay Offer.

    Members of the Society of Radiographers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as students, voted by huge majorities. Members in Scotland have not been consulted yet because negotiations are in progress with the Scottish government.

    In England 88 per cent of members who voted said ‘Yes’. In Northern Ireland it was 96 per cent, and in Wales 85 per cent.


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