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  • Work Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 3 October, 2011 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Ultrasound, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-85-9

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers receives many enquiries from sonographers about work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD). The following is a compilation of some of the answers that Nigel Thomson (Professional Officer for Ultrasound) and Lyn Wigley (Policy Officer: Health and Safety) have given.

  • Nuclear medicine workforce survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 September, 2011 Topics: Nuclear medicine, Surveys ISBN: 9781-871101-79-4

    Summary

    In July and August 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed departments delivering nuclear medicine and/or radionuclide imaging services in the UK. The aim of the survey
    was to obtain reliable data on the professional make-up of those employed in nuclear medicine / radionuclide imaging and the number of vacancies. 40 nuclear medicine / radionuclide imaging departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about staffing and vacancy levels. This document presents the results of this survey

  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2011

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 30 August, 2011 Topics: Students, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-28-5
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    Summary

    In July 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences.

    Nearly 500 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their finances during and after their degree and their experiences in their first job.

    This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Sale of Images, Determination of Fetal Gender and Commercial Aspects Related to NHS Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2011 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    This document updates and replaces previous advice from the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) dating from 1995 relating to the sale of images and determining the fetal gender. Advice is also included relating to the commercial aspects of the determination of fetal gender or other scan extensions (e.g. 3D/4D) that may be suggested from time to time by NHS Trusts or Health Boards. This document refers to NHS commissioned ultrasound examinations performed for screening or diagnostic purposes as part of the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP, England), or other scans performed for screening, diagnostic or monitoring purposes that are funded as part of overall NHS maternity provision. This document does not extend to ultrasound examinations performed where a 'social' or 'souvenir' scan has been requested by a woman and is outside normal NHS provision.

  • Professional Standards For Independent Practitioners

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 15 June, 2011 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-78-6

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    Summary

    The SCoR supports the role of the independent practitioner and recognises the need for policies to enable them to provide high professional standards of care. This document provides guidelines for professional practice for members who are working as independent practitioners; it does not directly apply to employees of independent providers.

  • Ultrasound workforce survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 7 June, 2011 Topics: Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-76-X
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    Summary

    In April and May 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed ultrasound departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to obtain data on the number of sonographers employed and the number of vacancies. Over 50 ultrasound departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about staffing and vacancy levels. This document presents the results of this survey.

  • Gynaecological ultrasound survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 13 May, 2011 Topics: Reporting, Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-871101-75-1

    Summary

    In March and April 2011, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed ultrasound departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to understand which health professionals are performing gynaecological ultrasound and what are the local reporting and support arrangements. Nearly 50 ultrasound departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about gynaecological ultrasound practice. This document presents the results of this survey.

  • The Scope of Practice of Assistant Practitioners in Radiotherapy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 March, 2011 ISBN: 9781-871101-43-3

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    Summary

     

    This is second edition of the document originally published September 2007. Section 5 has been amended to provide more clarity on Practices outside the Scope of Assistant Practitioners. This guidance reflects the important role that Assistant Practitioners can play in the delivery of radiotherapy and oncology services.

  • Analysis of survey of members in the private and independent healthcare sectors

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 8 November, 2010 Topics: CPD, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-24-7

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    Summary

    In September 2010, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed members working in the private and independent healthcare sectors with the aim of improving the knowledgebase of members in these sectors to further improve our services. Over 200 members responded to an anonymous online questionnaire covering a range of questions about their employment and SCoR membership. This document presents the results of this survey

  • Analysis of survey of members in NHS AfC bands 2 to 4

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 4 November, 2010 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-21-6

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    Summary

    In September 2010, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed NHS members in Agenda for Change (AfC) pay bands 2 to 4. Over 130 members responded to an online questionnaire covering what will be important to members over the next 2 years, proposed pay awards, planned changes to the NHS and training. This document presents the results of this survey.

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