What is the function of Scottish Council of the Society of Radiographers?

Scottish Council of the Society of Radiographers is an elected body which works on behalf of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers, sonographers and assistant practitioners in Scotland in professional and trade union matters.

In the ten years since its inception, Scottish Council (SC) has successfully established strong internal links with the Scottish Reps' forums and the UK Council of the Society of Radiographers.

SC has also forged effective links with external organisation such as the Managed Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Network and the Allied Health Professions Forums Scotland. Its sphere of influence also extends into Scottish Government through the collaborative and the consultative processes on healthcare issues. SC comprises of:

  • Chair
  • Vice-chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Health and Safety Representative
  • Industrial Relations Representative
  • CPD Representative
  • STRF Representative
  • Diagnostic Managers' Forum Representative
  • Student Representative
  • Oncology Representative
  • Education Representative
  • Equality Representative
  • Clinical Effectiveness Representative
  • 9 x Members without portfolio

Being a member of SC is an important, interesting and rewarding position. The role is multi-faceted but broadly speaking involves:

  • recruitment and retention of members
  • ensuring the views and concerns of Scottish radiographers are heard and addressed by UK Council for the Society of Radiographers
  • protecting the interests and rights of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers, sonographers and assistant practitioners in Scotland
  • being part of the collaborative and consultative process between the workforce and Government and employers
  • promoting the professional standing of diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers and sonographers

The SC promotes equality and diversity and welcomes applications from any members irrespective of grade or level of experience. 

If you are interested in promoting radiography and representing radiographers in Scotland then please consider becoming a member of Scottish Council.

For further information please contact the Chair, the Secretary or speak to any Council Member.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Study Day [CANCELLED FOR 2020]

This event is held in October every year. The venue moves around the country in an effort to make it accessible to the greatest number of people. The study programme offers excellent CPD in the form of lectures and allows members to network with colleagues.

The purpose of the AGM is to:

  • report to the Scottish membership about the work undertaken by SC
  • elicit the views of the membership
  • elect members to Council

Supporting Study and CPD Events

Scottish Council will fund the cost of “CPD Now” endorsement for study sessions or CPD events organised and run in Scotland by SCoR members for SCoR members working in Scotland. Follow the link for guidance in support of applications. 

Scottish Council Policy and Guidance; Support for Study Events

Scottish Council Contact Details

Chair: Ian Henderson

Vice Chair: Ross Baxter-McGhee

Secretary: Caroline Handley

Website Coordinator:Caroline Handley

Vacancies for Scottish Council

If you are interested in promoting radiography and representing radiographers in Scotland then please consider becoming a member of Scottish Council. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable skills and demonstrate your commitment to the profession.

Information regarding the vacancies that we have and what is expected of someone in these various roles is available through this link.

If you are interested in joining the Scottish Council or for further information please contact [email protected]

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