The Department of Health, in its guidance on the setting up of non medical consultant roles, stated that these posts should have a minimum clinical element of 50%.
Allowing for the fact that expert clinical practice will be core to all the domains of practice, clinical practice within the context of these posts may consist of part or all of the following. It is not confined to direct patient contact sessions.
The career framework for the radiography workforce is available via this link https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/education-and-career-framework-radiography-workforce
The Scope of Radiography practice is available via this link https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/scope-practice-2013
and The Code of Professional Conduct is available via this link https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/code-professional-conduct
The above links are relevant for both the development of yourself and the future imaging workforce.
There is also national work in relation to advanced and consultant practitioner level practice taking part in the four countries Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Wales has published a framework available at: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/documents/490/National%20Diagnostic%20Imaging%20Framework.pdf
England is developing a framework: https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/developing-our-workforce/advanced-clinical-practice
Scotland have produced a range of useful resources to guide practice:
In addition to the career framework for the radiography workforce (2013), The College of Radiographers have also produced the following infographic: