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  • 20 October 2014

    The healthcare professionals who carry out diagnostic imaging scans that detect tumours and provide the radiotherapy that destroys them has welcomed Labour Party plans to deliver cancer diagnosis in seven days.

    However, the Society and College of Radiographers has said it is unlikely that the target can be met “without substantial ongoing funding.”

  • 08 October 2014

    Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers will take part in a UK-wide strike for the first time in more than 30 years.

    Following a ballot in which 53.7% of members who work in the NHS voted in favour of strike action, the Society’s UK Council has called on radiographers to stop work for four hours on Monday, 20 October.

  • 03 October 2014

    Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers have voted to take industrial action.

    • 53.3 % said they were prepared to take part in strike action;

    and

    • 78.9 % said they would take part in action short of strike action.

    The turnout was 41% of SoR members eligible to participate in the ballot.

  • 24 September 2014

    Healthcare professionals have expressed dismay that no mention was made at the Labour Party conference of additional funding which is needed to ensure that diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy services for the treatment of cancer can be delivered quickly and efficiently.

  • 16 September 2014

    Voting papers have been sent to members of the Society of Radiographers across the UK asking them if they will take industrial action against the NHS.

    More than 19,000 diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professionals will have the choice whether to support strike action, or to take action short of an all out strike.

  • 08 September 2014

    The Society of Radiographers is to notify NHS trusts and employers across the UK that it will be balloting its more than 17,000 members who work in the public sector as part of the ongoing pay dispute with the government.

    The notices to employers will be issued today (Monday, 8 September) and Society members, who carry out diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy procedures, will be sent their voting papers a week later.

  • 07 September 2014

    Consultation with patientSociety of Radiographers urges TUC Congress to support motion to put pressure on government to increase resources for radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging services.

    The lack of commitment to adequate funding of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging services will be slammed at the TUC Congress next week.

  • 29 August 2014

    The Society and College of Radiographers, the Trade Union and Professional Body representing Radiographers and others working in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy throughout the UK, today (29 August) announced its intention to ballot over 17000 members working in the NHS as part of the ongoing dispute over pay.

  • 04 August 2014

    The College of Radiographers (CoR) has joined forces with Prostate Cancer UK to award a Clinical Training Fellowship worth over £180,000. Ashley d’Aquino

    This year’s Fellow will be Ashley d’Aquino, a Lecturer Practitioner in Radiotherapy at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

  • 07 April 2014

    Imaging and therapy professionals meeting in Leeds have pledged to consult the 26,000 members of the Society of Radiographers over the government’s decision to reject a pay rise for NHS staff.

    The radiographers’ union annual conference condemned the government’s rejection of the NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendation of a 1% rise.

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