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  • 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.

  • 13 September 2011

    Frontline staff who look after patients are being pressurised not to take sick leave and come into work when they are ill as part cost saving measures in the National Health Service.

    Speakers at the recent Trades Union Congress today condemned employers who are compromising the fight against hospital acquired infections.

  • 12 September 2011

    Two out of three individuals suffering from dementia who are prescribed anti-psychotic drugs should be offered alternative treatments first, according to a motion debated at the Trades Union Congress.

  • 03 August 2011

    A senior radiographer who works at the Royal Derby Hospital and is a resident of Sunnyhill has been elected to head her professional body.

    Sue Johnson, the superintendent in the x-ray department at the Royal Derby Hospital, is the president of the Society and College of Radiographers for 2011/12.

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