This guidance and associated resources will support services to comply with the requirements of the legislative framework governing practice.Download PDF
Inclusive practice or behaving in a way that makes all people or groups of people feel included and valued, is integral to effective healthcare. The SoR believes the radiographic workforce should recognise and feel confident to use the preferred terminology of individuals in their care and be led by the narrative chosen by the person with whom they are communicating.
This guidance and associated resources – the checklist, patient questionnaires, patient information leaflet and patient poster – will support services to comply with the requirements of the legislative framework governing practice. It will improve understanding of the complexities associated with the health and care needs of two distinct groups: those with gender diversity and those with diversity in their physical sex characteristics.
The guidance introduces the Inclusive Pregnancy Status (IPS) form for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy; a questionnaire that enables patients and healthcare professionals to work together to sensitively build a picture of an individual patient’s needs, gain informed consent and keep appropriate documented records.
Patient information posters and a PAUSED and check poster are provided as easy access go to resources.
To assist with training and education, this video produced by Live Through This and United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) provides a valuable guide to the use of pronouns and gender inclusive language.
Frequently asked questions about radiation protection matters and the Inclusive Pregnancy Status Guidance can be found here.
Please note: Colleagues wishing to access the recorded webinar, who are not members of the Society of Radiographers, but who work under your IR(ME)R employers procedures, can contact [email protected] for assistance.
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