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  • 15 November 2017

    Two radiography students at the University of the West of England (UWE) are UK winners in a national competition which recognises their hard work and commitment. They received their awards at a glittering ceremony in central London.

  • 14 November 2017

    The 2017 SoR Radiographer, Team and Students of the Year picked up their prizes at a ceremony which took place at the Law Society, London, this week.

    The triumphant winners received their prizes from Suzanne Rastrick, NHS England's chief allied health professions officer and Charlie McCaffrey, chief executive of awards sponsors, Carestream.

    Society president, Gareth Thomas, welcomed assembled guests, and praised the winners for their ‘dedication, enthusiasm and tenacity’.

  • 11 September 2017

    Mammography is only health examination performed exclusively by female practitioners

    A motion at this year’s Trades Union Congress (10-13 September, Brighton Centre) calls on the government to allow male radiographers as well as women to carry out NHS breast screening examinations.

    Members of the Society of Radiographers, who screen more than two million women a year for early signs of cancer, are asking the TUC to support a campaign to allow male radiographers to conduct examinations.

  • 11 September 2017

    Survey shows increasing number of health professionals applying to food banks

    A key issue at this year’s Trades Union Congress (10-13 September, Brighton Centre) will be the erosion of pay, particularly jn the NHS where staff such as radiographers have seen their salaries decrease in value by 14 per cent since 2010.

  • 20 February 2017

    Once again, we find ourselves having to spend valuable time and energy correcting misinformation from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), when we should be standing shoulder to shoulder to ensure patients receive the very best diagnostic imaging services.

    The scandal of radiologist under-provision in Scotland, which the SoR recognises and unreservedly condemns, is highlighted in the recent position statement from the RCR.

  • 09 September 2016

    British workers can compete by working better and smarter, not just faster 

    Delegates at this month’s TUC Congress (Brighton Centre, 11-14 September), will hear from the Society of Radiographers and other trades unions that productivity will be key in the post-Brexit world and employers and staff need to work together to help Britain work more efficiently. The Society of Radiographers will be arguing that improving productivity in the NHS is key to the continued delivery of cost effective, world class health care free at the point of use.

  • 09 September 2016

    £1.67 billion cost of defending claims annually.

    Motion 48 at this year’s TUC Congress (Brighton Centre, 11-14 September), proposed by the Society of Radiographers, calls for an alternative to the legal action taken by more than 4000 patients last year, who were seeking compensation in pursuit of claims against the National Health Service.

  • 09 September 2016

    More than 7000 people awaiting transplants of which 1300 will die before a donor is found, or will be too ill to benefit.

    The number of people donating organs and the number of transplants is decreasing at the same time as the demand for donations is rising. The Society of Radiographers (SoR) will tell this year’s TUC Congress (Brighton Centre, 11-14 September) that government must be pressed to review the NHS organ donation programme and reverse the trends.  

  • 24 August 2016

    The trades union for clinical imaging and radiotherapy professionals has spoken out in support of the announcement to establish a Health Partnership Forum.

    Leandre Archer, Northern Ireland national officer for the Society and College of Radiographers, said, “We are delighted that health minister Michelle O'Neill says she wants effective partnership working.

  • 23 February 2016

    Members of the Society of Radiographers have voted to establish a Political Fund, which will allow the trades union to continue to campaign on the issues which are important to members and patients.

    The ballot was sparked by changes to legislation which meant that trades unions will be unable to campaign and speak out about issues during election campaigns unless they have a ‘pot of money’ separate from the organisation’s general funds. 

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