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  • Analysis of ultrasound workforce survey 2009

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 9 November, 2009 Topics: Ultrasound

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    Summary

    In September 2009, the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed NHS ultrasound departments in the UK about the recruitment, training and retention of the ultrasound workforce. 45 managers answered a range of questions about their workforce on behalf of their departments in an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of the survey.

  • Employee Development, Review and Progression (including the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework): Practical Guidance for Managers and Practitioners

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2009 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-65-4

    Summary

    This document sets out the Society of Radiographers' expectations regarding employee development, review and progression. The guidance and advice includes general principles and recommends best practice in the use of employer-led systems to support these and also considers these principles within the context of the UK National Health Service (NHS) Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

  • Approval and Accreditation Board Annual Report 2008-9

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2009 ISBN: 9781-871101-66-2

    Summary

    The College of Radiographers is pleased to release the 2008-9 Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Report. This is the fifth year of operation of the AAB since its inauguration.

    It continues to accomplish a significant amount of progress in the development of policy and overseeing and advising on all aspects of the approval and accreditation of courses and individuals to ensure consistency of approach and standards. The AAB provides a single framework in which all education approval work and accreditation activities are undertaken. The AAB takes its responsibility to maintain high quality radiography provision for the medical imaging and
    radiotherapy workforce very seriously and is continually working to raise standards.

    This report draws into a single commentary the approval and accreditation activity over the 2008-9 academic year. Its purpose is to provide a national overview of the nature and scope of education provision for the radiography workforce, thus giving a benchmark for institutions (EIs) to use to support self-evaluation and development planning. The report provides comprehensive data and statistical information on the current and future workforce and is recognised as the
    most authoritative record of radiography student recruitment, retention and completion in the UK.

  • Patient Identification, Confidentiality and Consent: Further Guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 30 September, 2009

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) is issuing this additional advice following on from publicity surrounding a recent Health Professions Council (HPC) case where a paramedic was sanctioned for posting a radiographic image on a social networking site.

  • Survey of students and recent graduates 2009

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 August, 2009 Topics: Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-11-7

    Summary

    In July 2009, the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences.

    Nearly 600 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

  • The Scope of Practice in Medical Ultrasound

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-60-3

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) is pleased to present this document, which makes explicit its role in the development of ultrasound practice and the support of ultrasound practitioners. For the purpose of this document, ultrasound practitioners are referred to as 'sonographers'. This title includes radiographers as well as those from other professional backgrounds. This document also identifies how the various policies of the SCoR apply in the context of ultrasound practice. It endorses the continuing professional development and education of sonographers and their role in the provision of an ultrasound service which meets the changing needs of patients and harnesses new technological developments.

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

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: X-ray, Radiotherapy, Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-64-6

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    Summary

    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 (APs).

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

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: X-ray, Radiotherapy, Radiation protection ISBN: 9871-871101-64-8

    Summary

    This important advice and guidance document will be published as an on-line document to read in the Autumn but meanwhile the advice is posted as a pdf document. 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 (APs). Radiographers with the additional responsibility of Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) should, as good practice, be involved in IR(ME)R matters within their local department even though it is not their statutory responsibility.

  • Radiotherapy moving forward: Delivering new radiography staffing models in response to the Cancer Reform Strategy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 22 June, 2009 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-871101-59-X
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    Summary

    This guidance from the SCoR is provided to support the development of local radiography staffing models for radiotherapy services and takes account of the recommendations made in the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group report , the Cancer Reform Strategy and within the National Radiotherapy Commissioning Guidance. Implementation of this guidance will enable timely, responsive and cost effective services to be developed and delivered and national targets to be met and sustained.

  • Improving Student Retention: Guidelines and Good Practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-06-3
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    Summary

    This document has been published by SCoR to help in the development of strategies which can be used to maximise student retention. A number of risk factors which impact on retention rates are identified and discussed. Most of the guidelines presented in this document are common sense approaches to retention and many are being widely used across the UK. Through the sharing of experiences, initiatives and good practice the SCoR hope that retention of radiography students may be maximised.

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