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  • 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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2011 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 15 June, 2011 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-78-6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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 7 June, 2011 Topics: Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-76-X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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 13 May, 2011 Topics: Reporting, Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-871101-75-1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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    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.

  • The Supply, Administration and Prescribing of Medicines: guidance and advice for the radiography workforce

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2010 Topics: CT, MRI, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-72-7

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) publishes this guidance and advice document to make clear the roles and responsibilities of the radiography workforce in the supply, administration and prescribing of medicines. Medicines include contrast agents as well as drugs that might be given before, during or after a diagnostic imaging procedure or before, during or after the treatment period for radiotherapy patients.

  • Effects of the recession on Health and safety

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2010

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    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) presents this analysis of a survey conducted amongst SoR accredited health and safety reps within the United Kingdom regarding the effect the recession has had on health and safety. 57 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about whether SoR health and safety reps where experiencing difficulties obtaining time off to perform their duties, whether there had been a rise in health and safety related incidents and whether reps felt sufficient time was being spent on health and safety or meeting targets.

  • Radiographers and Volunteering - SOR policy and guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 4 October, 2010 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance to advise members and Managers about engaging staff as volunteers. The main reason for considering a voluntary commitment is typically to support newly qualified radiographers who cannot find immediate employment. There have also been requests from radiographers who want to return to clinical practice and are required to improve their knowledge and level of understanding of the work

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