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  • 13 September 2012

    TUC delegates back radiographers’ motion to support Stonewall campaign

    A campaign by the UK’s leading gay and bisexual rights organisation to stop homophobic bullying, a widespread problem in Britain’s secondary schools, has been given unanimous support at this year’s Trades Union Congress (9-12 September 2012).

  • 10 September 2012

    Society of Radiographers calls for funding reform and legislation to support multiple sclerosis sufferers

    A motion today (10 September 2012) at the 2012 Trades Union Congress calling on government to provide more social care for sufferers of MS, received overwhelming support from the conference.

  • 22 August 2012

    The Society of Radiographers will put forward a motion at next month’s TUC Congress to call for the TUC to work with campaigning organisations to tackle homophobic bullying in schools and encourage education authorities to take action to eradicate the problem.

    The issue was raised earlier this year, when a motion was passed at the Society’s Annual Delegates’ Conference calling for the union to support the Stonewall Education For All programme.

  • 21 August 2012

    The Society of Radiographers will raise a motion at next month's TUC Congress, calling for a funding reform and legislation to protect people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

    Around 100,00 people in UK are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which is a disorder of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms can include visual problems, muscle spasms, neuroplasmic and muscloskeletal pain, fatigue, depression and paralysis.

  • 08 August 2012

    The Society of Radiographers has balloted its members at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust on strike action, regarding a new shift working system which was imposed in September 2011.

    For around 18 months prior to the system’s introduction, the union and its members attempted to negotiate changes to the proposed system and expressed concerns about the ability of the staff to provide a service to patients under the proposals.

  • 01 August 2012

    A diagnostic radiographer who works in the x-ray department at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, has been elected President of a leading healthcare profession.

    Jackie Hughes is the new head of the Society and College of Radiographers, which represents some 25,000 members across the UK, many of whom work in the National Health Service.

  • 30 July 2012

    Therapeutic radiographer Karen Smith has been elected to a leading position for healthcare professionals.

    Karen, who works as a radiotherapy team leader at the Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology at Castle Hill Hospital, is the new Vice President of the Society and College of Radiographers. The Society represents some 25,000 members across the UK, many of whom work in the National Health Service.

  • 01 July 2012

    The role of radiography practitioners is increasing steadily across diagnostic and therapy services, according to a new survey of service managers.

  • 19 December 2011

    A European Directive intended to protect people who work with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may have the effect of stopping the use of MRI for up to 60,000 patients a year, especially children.

    The European Union Physical Agents Directive (EU PAD) is intended to protect people who frequently come into contact with electro magnetic fields in the course of their work.

  • 14 November 2011

    Members of the Society of Radiographers have voted overwhelmingly to support the nationwide Day of Action due to be taken by unions on 30 November in opposition to government plans to reform the pensions of public sector workers.

    The ballot of the 17,500 radiographers who work in the National Health Service and carry out crucial medical diagnostic and therapy procedures, was held by the Electoral Reform Society.

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