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  • Society and College of Radiographers and British Medical Ultrasound Society: Guidelines for Professional Ultrasound Practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 6 December, 2017 Topics: Ultrasound
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    This document is as a result of collaboration between the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). Originally published in December 2015 it will be reviewed every year to maintain currency. This is ‘Revision 2’ and is dated December 2017. These Guidelines are not designed to be prescriptive but to inform good ultrasound  practice, they  are a further development of the former United Kingdom Association of Sonographers (UKAS) Guidelines. They also provide a valuable source of information for many ultrasound related topics with active weblinks to relevant organisations and advice.

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  • The Radiological Investigation of Physical Abuse in Children

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 6 October, 2017 Topics: Children
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    The Radiological Investigation of Physical Abuse in Children has been jointly produced by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with input and endorsement from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). It revamps initial guidance from 2008 and incorporates new evidence on child imaging techniques and follow-up protocols, as well as a series of new procedural templates to help radiologists, radiographers and referring paediatricians.

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  • Society and College of Radiographers and British Medical Ultrasound Society: Guidelines for professional ultrasound practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 5 December, 2016 Topics: Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-11-7
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    Summary

    This document is as a result of collaboration between the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). Originally published in December 2015 it will be reviewed every year to maintain currency. This is ‘Revision 1’ and is dated December 2016. These Guidelines are not designed to be prescriptive but to inform good ultrasound  practice, they  are a further development of the former United Kingdom Association of Sonographers (UKAS) Guidelines. They also provide a valuable source of information for many ultrasound related topics with active weblinks to relevant organisations and advice. 

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  • Recommended fees for forensic radiography

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 31 March, 2016
  • Guidelines for professional ultrasound practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 10 December, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound

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    Summary

    This document is as a result of collaboration between the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). It follows five previous documents published by the United Kingdom Association of Sonographers (UKAS) which merged with the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in January 2009. These Guidelines are not designed to be prescriptive but to inform good practice.

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  • Skin care advice for patients undergoing radical external beam megavoltage radiotherapy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 12 January, 2015

    Summary

    This clinical practice guideline is a set of evidence-based recommendations to assist radiographers, radiotherapy nurses, and the wider radiotherapy workforce, in advising patients how to care for their skin whilst undergoing a course of radical external beam radiotherapy (excluding proton therapy). It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion and subjected to peer, professional, and lay assessment. The guideline has recommendations for evidence based practice for individual practitioners, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers. 
  • Ultrasound Training, Employment, Registration and Professional Indemnity Insurance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 July, 2014 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) receives many enquiries that relate either to training in ultrasound, employment or registration. Many of these enquiries are from sonographers who have trained overseas or would like to undertake ultrasound training in the United Kingdom (UK). It is hoped that the following will answer many of the more common queries.

  • Proton Beam Therapy - Interim Guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 28 February, 2014 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Radiotherapy

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this interim guidance and advice document to provide members and education providers with an overview of the likely educational and professional requirements for the effective delivery of a proton beam therapy service.

  • Independent Practitioners: standards and guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 19 February, 2014 Topics: Independent practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-01-8

    Summary

    This document was archived on 4th December 2018. Advice on independent practice can be found at https://www.sor.org/sites/default/files/document-versions/scor_bmus_guidelines_final.pdf  Section 1.21.
    There is also information at https://www.sor.org/career-progression/independent-practitioners/independent-practice-and-independent-practitioners

    The term Independent Practitioner encompasses all those members of SCoR who are healthcare practitioners (whether registered with a regulatory body or not) and who are not directly classed as employees. They provide services to Healthcare Commissioners, Trusts and Health Boards, corporate medical companies and, in some cases, directly to members of the public who may self-refer. These services include diagnostic imaging, screening, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), therapy and education. Independent practitioner members may, for example, be self-employed, partners, company directors, franchisors or franchisees. The SCoR supports the role of the independent practitioner and recognises the need for policies to enable them to provide highly professional standards of care. This document provides guidelines for professional practice for members who are working within the definition stated above; it does not directly apply to employees of independent providers.

  • Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 14 March, 2013 Topics: MRI ISBN: 1-871101-95-6

    Summary

    SCoR and BAMRR issue this guidance and advice document on safety issues in MRI. This second edition updates the 2007 document and provides direction on where appropriate information can be found.

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