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Therapeutic radiographers play a vital and changing role in the delivery of radiotherapy services. They are extensively involved at all stages of the patient’s radiotherapy journey and the only healthcare professionals qualified to plan and deliver radiotherapy. Therapeutic radiographers are not only responsible for the planning and delivery of accurate radiotherapy treatments using a wide range of sophisticated and technical equipment, they have unique expertise and skills1 required to care for patients before, during and after radiotherapy. They are supported by the appropriate use of health care assistants, administrative and clerical staff to undertake activities not requiring the expertise of therapeutic radiographers and are headed by a Radiotherapy Services Manager (or similar title), a state registered therapeutic radiographer who is recognised as the professional lead within their organisation. 


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