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    Ultrasound Training, Employment, Registration and Professional Indemnity Insurance

    Date published: 28 April, 2019 ISBN: 978-909802-40-7
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    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) receives many enquiries that relate to ultrasound training, employment, registration and professional indemnity insurance.  Many of these enquiries are from sonographers who trained overseas or would like to undertake ultrasound training in the United Kingdom (UK).  It is hoped that the following will answer many of the more common queries.

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    Communicating Radiation Benefit and Risk Information to Individuals Under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R)

    Date published: 26 April, 2019 Topics: Radiation effects, Radiation protection ISBN: 978-1-909802-36-0
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    Summary

    The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017, and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2018 came into force on 6th February 2018 in accordance with the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom.

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) considers this a timely opportunity for employers (and radiography departments) to reevaluate governance processes around the regulatory framework, in particular the new Schedule 2 (i), requirement for employer’s written procedures for exposures to include procedures: “providing that wherever practicable, and prior to an exposure taking place, the individual to be exposed or their representative is provided with adequate information relating to the benefits and risks associated with the radiation dose from the exposure”.

    Reference information – The Society and College of Radiographers (2019). Communicating Radiation Benefit and Risk Information to Individuals Under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) [online] [date accessed].

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    Principles of Safe Staffing for Radiography Leaders

    Date published: 26 April, 2019 Topics: Managers ISBN: 978-1-909802-39-1
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    Summary

    This document aims to provide principles which should be considered when reviewing staffing models for clinical imaging or radiotherapy/oncology services. It includes key reference texts but these are not exhaustive. All policy and guidance documents issued by the Society and College of Radiographers are available from the website at https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library.

    Reference information: The Society and College of Radiographers. Principles of Safe Staffing for Radiography Leaders

     

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    Patient Identification: guidance and advice

    Date published: 23 April, 2019 Topics: Imaging, Radiation protection
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    Summary

    The Clinical Imaging Board (CIB) has revised this statement to reflect IR(ME)R 2017 and the importance of correct patient identification when undertaking diagnostic imaging procedures.The CIB expects members of the medical imaging workforce to be competent within their individual scope of practice and to follow the policies, protocols and procedures issued by their employer with regard to the positive checking of patient identification.

     

     

     

     

     

    Reference Information: The Clinical Imaging Board. Patient Identification: guidance and advice.

     

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    Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce UK Census 2018

    Date published: 25 March, 2019 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-909802-37-7
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    Summary

    In November 2018, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) carried out a census of the radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the UK.

    The objectives were to establish the size, structure, nature and vacancy rate of the workforce in order to inform workforce planning. This document presents an analysis of the census results and compares them to similar censuses carried out annually from 2010 to 2017.

    We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Radiotherapy Service Mangers for their ongoing support in enabling data collection.

    View a spreadsheet, providing details of the figures underpinning the report, and view the survey carried out to inform the final document. 

  • Guidelines for professional ultrasound practice

    Date published: 12 March, 2019 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Imaging, Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-30-8
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    Summary

    This document is as a result of collaboration between the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). Originally published in December 2015 it is reviewed every year to maintain currency.

    This is ‘Revision 3’ and is dated December 2018 with minor amendments being made in March 2019.
    These Guidelines are not designed to be prescriptive but to inform good ultrasound practice. They are a further development of the former United Kingdom Association of Sonographers (UKAS) Guidelines (2008).
    They provide a valuable source of information for many ultrasound related topics with active weblinks to relevant organisations and further advice and guidance.

  • Trainee consultant and consultant radiographer survey 2018

    Date published: 21 February, 2019 Topics: Consultants, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-909802-34-6
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    Summary

    A survey of trainee consultant and consultant radiographer practitioners was carried out by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) over the period April – November 2018. The aim was to identify scope of practice, pay banding and to explore factors associated with consultant practice. Respondents were recruited from the SCoR consultant practitioner network, facilitated via an online workspace and email updates. Ninety-seven trainee consultant and consultant radiographer practitioners responded to an online survey. The response rate to the survey was 68% of consultant network members. The document includes summary text and graphs, representing a range of trainee consultant and consultant practice in radiography.

  • Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Date published: 18 February, 2019 Topics: MRI ISBN: 978-1-909802-31-5
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    Summary

    This guidance and advice document overviews safety issues in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and provides direction to radiographic staff on where appropriate information can be found.  SCoR is grateful to members of the SCoR Magnetic Resonance Advisory Group (MRAG) and the BAMRR policy board who contributed to the writing of this document.

  • The impact of IR(ME)R 2017 IR(ME)R (NI) 2018 on pregnancy checking procedures

    Date published: 5 February, 2019 Topics: Imaging, Radiation protection, Screening ISBN: 978-1-909802-35-3
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    Summary

    This guidance is supplementary to existing guidance on pregnancy checking procedures and aims to support employers to meet the requirements of IR(ME)R 2017, IR(ME)R (NI) 2018, schedule 2 1.(c).

    It is intended to support equality and good practice in diagnostic and therapeutic radiography and to protect the sensitive and compassionate relationship between radiographers and the individuals under their care during an ionising radiation exposure.

    Reference information: Society and College of Radiographers. [2019]. The impact of IR(ME)R 2017 IR(ME)R (NI) 2018 on pregnancy checking procedures Available at https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library

  • The recording of images and clinical discussions by patients during diagnostic imaging, interventional procedures and radiotherapy treatments. Second edition.

    Date published: 1 February, 2019 Topics: Imaging, Radiotherapy, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-33-9
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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers is aware of an increasing number of requests by patients (and/or those persons accompanying them) to record their diagnostic imaging investigation, clinical discussion or treatment using mobile phones and other devices.

    This document gives advice on the issues involved and links to national guidance published by organisations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It also refers to the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation and previously published advice from NHS Protect (England).

    Reference information: Society and College of Radiographers (2019). The recording of images and clinical discussions by patients during diagnostic imaging, interventional procedures and radiotherapy treatments. Second edition. Available at: https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library [Accessed 1st February 2019].

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