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  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2012

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 October, 2012 Topics: Students, Surveys

    Summary

    In July 2012, 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.

  • Combined Screening for Trisomy 21 – Frequently asked Questions

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 25 September, 2012 Topics: Ultrasound

    Summary

    On 10th May 2012 representatives of the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) met with the Ultrasound Advisory Group of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)  to discuss combined screening for Trisomy 21. The following are a series of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ on which the discussions were based and are published with the agreement of FASP.

  • IR(ME)R 2000 and IR(ME) Amendment Regulations 2006 & 2011

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2012 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-87-5

    Summary

    Radiographic staff play a pivotal and essential role in the protection of service users, staff and members of the public from the perceived risks of ionising and non-ionising radiations and it is imperative that radiation protection practice is included in an individual’s continuous professional development. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the aid of representatives from the profession, produced this guidance booklet pertaining to the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000) and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) (Amendment) Regulations 2006. Radiation protection principles and UK legislation is the responsibility of all professionals working with radiation and this booklet provides information and policy guidance from SCoR which should be of use to all radiographers, radiography students and radiography assistant practitioners.

  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR'99): Guidance Booklet

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2012 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-88-3

    Summary

    Radiographic staff play a pivotal and essential role in the protection of service users, staff and members of the public from the perceived risks of ionising and non-ionising radiations and it is imperative that radiation protection practice is included in an individual’s continuous professional development. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the aid of representatives from the profession, produced this guidance booklet pertaining to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR’99). Radiation protection principles and UK legislation is the responsibility of all professionals working with radiation and this booklet provides information and policy guidance from SCoR which should be of use to all radiographers, radiography students and radiography assistant practitioners

  • Effects of the recession on health and safety 2012

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 12 June, 2012 Topics: Health & safety, Reps ISBN: 978-1-906225-34-6
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    Summary

    In March 2012 the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed accredited health and safety reps in the UK, to ascertain both the effects of the recession and the attacks from the "Con-Dem" Government where having on health and safety. This survey is conducted two years after the original survey. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Scope of radiographic practice survey 2012

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 May, 2012 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 9781-871101-89-1
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    Summary

    This research was carried out by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in March and April 2012 to identify the current scope of practice for the radiographic workforce across the spectrum of clinical imaging and radiotherapy in the United Kingdom (UK). It is intended to update the Scope of Practice 2008 report. The research covers radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging practice in the National Health Service (NHS) and independent/private sectors.

  • Report on the Census of the Radiotherapy Workforce in the UK 2011

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 25 April, 2012 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-33-9
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    Summary

    This report has been produced by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) on behalf of the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT) for the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group (NRIG). It is intended to update the UK national radiotherapy workforce survey 2010.

  • An assessment of the impact of Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training in UK clinical radiotherapy centres

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 April, 2012 Topics: Radiotherapy, VERT ISBN: 9781-871101-85-9

    Summary

    This document reports on the utilisation of VERT systems in clinical radiotherapy departments across the UK in September 2011, approximately 18 months after the completion of the initial DH VERT project funded by the Department of Health for England and the Cancer Action Team; and Managed by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

  • Radiographers and Naso-Gastric (NG) Intubation

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 April, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray

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    Summary

    This guidance is issued by SCoR in response to National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) report on patients harmed following misplaced naso or orogastric tube, not detected prior to use. Radiographic imaging must always be used and justified responsibly. It provides an accurate snapshot of the position of a naso-gastric (NG) tube at the time of imaging, and is recognised as the 'gold standard' test.

  • Assistant practitioner workforce survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 March, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-871101-80-8

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    Summary

    In January 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed heads of departments delivering imaging and radiotherapy services in the UK about their assistant practitioner (AP) workforce. Nearly 170 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

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