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  • 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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2010 Topics: CT, MRI, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-72-7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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2010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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 4 October, 2010 Topics: Managers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

  • The Role of the Radiographer in Stroke Management

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 October, 2010 Topics: CT, Managers, MRI, X-ray

    Summary

    Radiographers are a vital part of the specialist stroke care team. Patients with acute brain attack require rapid access to high quality and appropriate imaging in order to diagnose the type of stroke.

    Patients who suffer a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) have been shown to be at high risk of suffering an ischaemic stroke and also require urgent imaging after appropriate assessment in order to ensure reduced morbidity.

    These patients also require follow up imaging, either by Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance (MR) in order to assess the efficacy, and/or options for further treatment.

  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2010

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 August, 2010 Topics: Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-18-6

    Summary

    In July 2010, 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.

  • Consent and Adults with impaired capacity

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 20 July, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906225-17-9

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) publishes this guidance and advice in response to queries raised by members with regard to obtaining consent from adult patients who have impaired capacity

  • The Scope of Practice of Assistant Practitioners in Clinical Imaging; additional information

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 9 July, 2010 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers, X-ray

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  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) Regulation FAQs

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 29 June, 2010 Topics: Education accreditation, Ultrasound
  • Guidance for Radiographers Providing Forensic Radiography Services

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 10 June, 2010 Topics: X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-48-4

    Summary

    Radiography for forensic purposes is a complex area of practice for the diagnostic radiographer and The Society and College of Radiographers is pleased to provide this guidance and advice document written with the Association of Forensic Radiographers. Radiographers involved in providing forensic services and their managers and employers will find this document invaluable.

  • The recording of images during diagnostic or screening obstetric ultrasound examinations

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 21 May, 2010 Topics: Ultrasound

    Summary

    Sonographers are frequently asked by a woman's partner or other person accompanying them if they will allow them to make their own real-time recording of a diagnostic or screening obstetric ultrasound examination. This request may be to record the examination with a mobile telephone, record on to a DVD or utilise other digital or analogue recording media. SCoR issues this guidance and advice to help departments decide on what policy to take in this regard.

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