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  • Management of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy with a cardiac implanted electronic device: A clinical guideline

    Date published: 17 September, 2015 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy
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    Summary

    A national review of cardiac device policies in use in radiotherapy departments across the UK in 2013 reported that most policies do not reflect current best evidence. The Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine formed a multidisciplinary working party comprising clinical oncology, cardiology, therapeutic radiography and medical physics expertise to develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of cancer patients receiving radiotherapy with a cardiac implanted electronic device and this clinical guideline is published as a result of this work.

    You can download this document from the Radiotherapy Board website.

     

  • Assistant Practitioners and Ultrasound Scans for Fetal Growth Monitoring and Assessment: Position Statement

    Date published: 11 September, 2015 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound
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    This position statement has been published by SCoR in consideration whether Assistant Practitioners (APs) could undertake ultrasound examinations for fetal growth monitoring and assessment purposes in the second and third trimesters. It concludes that such growth scans for fetal monitoring and assessment purposes currently fall outside of the SCoR’s Assistant Practitioner scope of practice and reasons are given within the position statement.

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  • Stroke imaging services; guidance and advice

    Date published: 14 July, 2015 Topics: CT, MRI

    Summary

    This is the fourth edition of the advice and guidance document The Role of the Radiographer in Stroke Management that was originally issued on 1st September 2007. Radiographers are a vital part of the specialist stroke care team. Patients with acute brain attack require rapid access to high quality and appropriate imaging in order to diagnose the type of stroke.

    Patients who suffer a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) have been shown to be at high risk of suffering an ischaemic stroke and also require urgent imaging after appropriate assessment in order to ensure reduced morbidity.

    These patients also require follow up imaging, either by Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance (MR) in order to assess the efficacy, and/or options for further treatment.

     

  • Ultrasound Training, Employment, Registration and Professional Indemnity Insurance

    Date published: 7 July, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound 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.

  • Guidance on Improving Access to Radiotherapy – Increasing working hours

    Date published: 17 June, 2015 Topics: Radiotherapy

    Summary

    JOINT DOCUMENT: Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Society and College of Radiographers and Royal College of Radiologists

    This document has been produced by IPEM, RCR and SCoR and reviews the issues that need to be considered when increasing provision of radiotherapy by extending the working hours of Radiotherapy departments. It outlines potential options and the associated practicalities to be addressed when expanding radiotherapy capacity through increasing radiotherapy departments’ working hours and/or days. The aim of this document is to support and inform those who lead and manage radiotherapy services and are responsible for working with commissioners to meet the demand for radiotherapy.

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  • Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK, 2014

    Date published: 3 June, 2015 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-909802-06-3

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this  report to update previous  UK national radiotherapy workforce surveys.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 Centre for Workforce Intelligence, Health Education England, Local Education and Training Boards, Migration Advisory Committee and commissioners and providers of radiotherapy.

  • Raising concerns in the workplace: guidance for SoR members

    Date published: 30 March, 2015

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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers (SoR) publishes this guidance to make clear that members need to be aware of both their duty to raise concerns and how to do so. It is important that members recognise that it is their professional duty to raise any concerns the may have. The SoR will support members and offer appropriate advice and support to members who do raise concerns although it is important to stress that the SoR can neither raise concerns on behalf of members nor is it the body to whom the concerns are raised. This guidance is relevant for all members; students and trainees, the professional workforce at all levels of practice and it is pertinent in all sectors and environments.

     The HCPC have published advice for registrants on raising concerns at http://www.hcpc-uk.co.uk/registrants/raisingconcerns.

  • Standards of Radiographic Practice for Post-Mortem Cross- Sectional Imaging (PMC-SI)

    Date published: 23 February, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-909802-05-6

    Summary

    The standards in this document have been produced jointly by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) following a literature review and utilising the significant practical experience and knowledge of the expert group. It should be read in conjunction with the SCoR professional document: Guidance for Radiographers providing Forensic Radiography Services, 2014 for the overarching principles which apply to the provision of all forensic radiography services. For the purpose of this present document PMC-SI is used to indicate a service using either CT or MRI or both. Terms used by others to describe these examinations include virtual autopsy, and digital autopsy.

  • Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service

    Date published: 5 January, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound
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    Summary: The RCR and the Society and College of Radiographers have produced this document which sets standards in key areas that are seen as essential for the delivery of high-quality and effective ultrasound imaging services and examinations. The aim is to clarify the components of a clinically safe and efficient ultrasound service. It is relevant to all services that carry out ultrasound and to those individuals responsible for the commissioning of such services.

  • Diagnostic Radiography UK Workforce Report 2014

    Date published: 1 November, 2014 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Surveys
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    Summary

    In September 2014, the College of Radiographers (CoR) carried out a census of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. The objectives were to establish the size, structure and vacancy rate of the workforce in order to inform workforce planning. Nearly 100 employers responded to an online questionnaire representing over 200 workplaces delivering radiography services, employing approximately 25% of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. This document presents an analysis of the census results.

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