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    Good practice guide for paediatric radiotherapy - Second Edition

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 25 September, 2018 Topics: Children, Radiotherapy

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    Summary

    The second edition of the “Good Practice Guide for Paediatric Radiotherapy“ was created by clinical experts from The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Society and College of Radiographers, and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, as well as the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, which represents childhood cancer experts from across the UK. 



    The comprehensive, easy-to-read document is intended for all UK healthcare workers and service managers involved in paediatric radiotherapy and updates the first good practice guide, which was published in 2012.



    The new version takes account of the more widespread adoption of intensity-modulated radiotherapy and image-guided radiotherapy, as well as the development of NHS proton beam radiotherapy services. It also factors in new Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations which came into force in February 2018, as well as RCR recommendations for the peer review of tumour contouring ahead of treatment.

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    Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI): Prostate Imaging Guidance Document 1.5 Tesla

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 17 September, 2018 Topics: Imaging, MRI
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    Prostate Cancer UK and the SoR have produced a base set of protocols for mpMRI, an imaging technique that allows 25 per cent of men with suspected prostate cancer to avoid an invasive biopsy procedure.

    Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) is now widely recognised as the frontline method of diagnosing prostate cancer, but for mpMRI to be effective, the images captured need to be of very high quality for accurate, unambiguous interpretation. NICE guidelines recommend that mpMRI be conducted before biopsy.

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    Patient Public and Practitioner Partnerships within Imaging and Radiotherapy: Guiding Principles

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 14 September, 2018 Topics: CT, Imaging, MRI, Radiotherapy, Ultrasound, X-ray ISBN: 978-1-909802-23-0
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    This document is divided into four sections, each related to key areas of radiography practice: Service Delivery; Service Development; Education; and Research. Within each section are a set of core values which are expanded upon using authentic patient stories to illustrate the impact such values have on patients, carers and the public. These stories have been garnered from a number of sources including: statements from patient members of the PPPP task and finish group, quotes from research participants, and stories from CareOpinion.org.uk. It also includes examples of good practice and guidance which can be used by a range of stakeholders wanting to develop PPPP within their own areas of work.

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    The Role of the Radiographer in DXA and Osteoporosis Services

    Responsible officer: Lynda Johnson Date published: 14 September, 2018 Topics: X-ray ISBN: 978-1-909802-22-3

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    Summary

    The purpose of this document is to promote the expert skills of the radiographer working in DXA and illustrate their role within osteoporosis services. Relevant to commissioners and service managers, it considers service quality, including the key skills, knowledge and behaviour (personal attributes and conduct) required to work in DXA and as part of a wider osteoporosis service. It provides assurance to patients and service users of the professional standards the College of Radiographers (CoR) considers essential for radiographers involved in the delivery of high quality specialised fracture prevention, detection and ongoing care.

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  • Approval and Accreditation Board; Annual Report 2016-17

    Responsible officer: Louise Coleman Date published: 18 July, 2018 Topics: Education accreditation, Educators

    Summary

    The academic year 2016-17 has been a particularly busy year for both Higher Education Institutions and the Approval and Accreditation Board, AAB, with a considerable number of influential developments within the field of radiography education for both therapeutic radiography and diagnostic radiography. Alongside a considerable number of external factors that have impacted on health education, the Approval and Accreditation Board has worked to ensure that there is a high standard of consistency of review of programmes that lead to eligibility to apply for professional registration as a radiographer, and for individual learning modules, CPD courses and short education courses.

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  • National Best Practice Guidelines for the CT Colonography Service

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 4 May, 2018 Topics: CT ISBN: # 978-1-909802-21-6

    Summary

    The CT Colonography Radiographer Education Development Group (CTC REDG) was set up in 2015 to review and develop guidelines for CTC practice. Membership of this group includes experienced CTC radiographers who are involved in the delivery of short courses and credit-bearing postgraduate awards to support the development of CTC services. Delivering these successful programmes of study has highlighted the wide variation in current CTC practice across the UK, and this has provided the momentum to explore what constitutes best practice in all aspects of CTC service delivery.
  • Approval and Accreditation Board; Annual Report 2015-2016

    Responsible officer: Louise Coleman Date published: 7 February, 2018 Topics: Education accreditation, Educators ISBN: 978-1-909802-20-9
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    The College of Radiographers is pleased to present the Approval and Accreditation Board report for 2015-16. The delayed publication of this report has been due to an exceedingly busy period of activity for the Education and Accreditation team as a result of education, accreditation and apprenticeship work that has been undertake in 2017. 

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  • The Diagnostic Radiographer as the entitled IR(ME)R Practitioner

    Responsible officer: Maria Murray Date published: 30 January, 2018 Topics: Health & safety, Radiation protection ISBN: 978-1-909802-19-3
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    The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (Great Britain), (IR(ME)R) and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 20002 (IR(ME)(NI)R) came into force in 2000/2001, in concordance with the European Directive 97/43/Euratom (The Medical Exposures Directive, 1997). The GB Regulations were amended in 2006 and 2011 and in 2010 for NI. Of course, the new IR(ME)R 2017 and IR(ME)R (NI) 2018 will come into force on 6 February 2018 in concordance with the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom. 

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  • Obtaining consent: a clinical guideline for the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy workforce

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 17 January, 2018 Topics: Children, Health & safety, People ISBN: 978-1-909802-18-6
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    Seeking patient consent prior to undertaking an examination or treatment procedure is not only a fundamental, ethical and legal requirement of all healthcare practitioners, it is also a common courtesy as part of the process of creating a relationship of trust between healthcare practitioners and the patient or service user. When carrying out any procedure, the healthcare practitioner is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the patient or service user is genuinely consenting to the procedure being undertaken; it is they who will be held responsible in law if this is later challenged.

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  • Society and College of Radiographers and British Medical Ultrasound Society: Guidelines for Professional Ultrasound Practice

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 6 December, 2017 Topics: Ultrasound
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    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 will be reviewed every year to maintain currency. This is ‘Revision 2’ and is dated December 2017. 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. They also provide a valuable source of information for many ultrasound related topics with active weblinks to relevant organisations and advice.

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