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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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    Summary

    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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    Summary

    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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    Obtaining consent A4 poster.

    Obtaining consent leaflet.

    Obtaining consent PowerPoint presentation.

  • 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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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Equipment, Operations and Planning in the NHS

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 9 October, 2017 Topics: MRI
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  • The Radiological Investigation of Physical Abuse in Children

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 6 October, 2017 Topics: Children
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    The Radiological Investigation of Physical Abuse in Children has been jointly produced by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with input and endorsement from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). It revamps initial guidance from 2008 and incorporates new evidence on child imaging techniques and follow-up protocols, as well as a series of new procedural templates to help radiologists, radiographers and referring paediatricians.

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  • Have you paused and checked? IR(ME)R Referrers

    Responsible officer: Lynda Johnson Date published: 3 July, 2017 Topics: Radiation protection

    Summary

    ‘Have you paused and checked?’ posters and prompt cards have been published to serve as a handy reminder for referring a patient for a diagnostic imaging examination.

    The posters are designed in a PDF format to allow for easy downloading and printing. They can then be displayed in the department as required.

    There are A4 and A3 sizes available and also an A6 version that is small enough to be placed close to a machine or work station.

    The IR(ME)R referrers checklist guidance covers checks for the Patient, Anatomy, User, System & Settings, and the End of an examination.

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  • Diagnostic Radiography: A Survey of the Scope of Radiographic Practice 2015

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 31 May, 2017 Topics: Imaging ISBN: 978-1-909802-17-9

    Summary

    The Scope of Practice Survey 2015 was conducted by the Society and College of Radiographers to garner information in order to update the Scope of Radiographic Practice Survey 2012 Report. The aim was to identify any practice developments over the past four years and to quantify the scope of current practice. In order to gain a more comprehensive insight into the broader spectrum of clinical imaging, some additional survey questions were included. Seventy-five diagnostic imaging department service managers across the UK responded to an online questionnaire (which equated to 71 providers). The results indicate that the scope of practice for the diagnostic radiographic workforce continues to develop. 

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  • Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK, 2016

    Responsible officer: Spencer Goodman Date published: 3 May, 2017 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-909802-16-2

    Summary

    This report has been produced by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR). It is intended to update the UK national radiotherapy workforce annual surveys from 2010 to 2015. This report provides a summary of the UK radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the National Health Service (NHS) and private/independent healthcare sector. It is deemed to be of interest to the NHS England Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group and similar groups in the other UK countries, the Radiotherapy Board, NHS Digital, Health Education England, Local Education and Training Boards, the Migration Advisory Committee and commissioners and providers of radiotherapy.

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