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  • Image Guided Radiotherapy – Guidance for implementation and use

    Date published: 31 January, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy
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    Summary

    This NCAT guidance, developed by professionals from SCoR,RCR, IPEM and HPA, should be read inconjunction with  On Target: Ensuring Geometric Accuracy (joint SCOR, IPEM, RCR publication 2008) which is also available on the policy and guidance document library

    The NRAG report, published in 2007, sets out the important role of 4D adaptive radiotherapy (4D-ART), and advanced radiotherapy should become the standard of care. This guidance is written to support the wider adoption and application of Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) to enable the future implementation of 4D adaptive radiotherapy throughout England. 

    This guidance is designed for radiotherapy professionals of all disciplines in the implementation, choice and use of appropriate IGRT techniques to ensure high quality standards across England.

  • Education and Career Framework for the Radiography Workforce

    Date published: 3 January, 2013 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Assistant practitioners, Consultations, CPD, Education accreditation, Managers, Radiation protection, Researchers ISBN: 1-871101-92-1
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    This third version of the Education and Career Framework is intended for the guidance and support of the whole imaging and radiotherapy workforce. It is an interactive web-based tool, which members can use to support their individual professional development in what is, for many, likely to be a portfolio career pathway. In this way, a degree of future-proofing has been built in. This tool enables individuals to navigate a range of learning and development opportunities starting from where they are and includes example pathways, outcomes, indicative curricula where relevant, case studies and a wealth of hyperlinks to relevant websites and resources. The Framework is intentionally non-prescriptive, reflecting the changing service context.

  • Radiographers and Naso-Gastric (NG) Intubation (Second edition)

    Date published: 15 November, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray

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    Summary

    SCoR issues this second edition of guidance in response to a National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) report on patients harmed following a misplaced naso or orogastric tube not detected prior to use. Radiographic imaging provides an accurate snapshot of the position of a naso-gastric (NG) tube at the time of imaging and is recognised as the 'gold standard' test.

  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2012

    Date published: 16 October, 2012 Topics: Students, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-35-3

    Summary

    In July 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences. Nearly 500 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their finances during and after their degree and their experiences in their first job. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Team working in clinical imaging

    Date published: 21 September, 2012 Topics: Managers, Radiation protection, Reporting, X-ray ISBN: 978-1-905034-58

    Summary

    Joint document with The Royal College of Radiologists

    This joint document cements the Colleges' shared views on what constitutes effective team working and provides guidance on the five key areas of:

    • Justification of examination requests;
    • Radiation protection;
    • Image acquisition;
    • Reporting;
    • Management and service improvement.
  • Scope of Practice of Assistant Practitioners

    Date published: 1 June, 2012 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-90-5

    Summary

    Over the past decade, the Scope of Practice of assistant practitioners has been reviewed and revised to incorporate additional modalities and practice settings where assistant practitioner roles have been approved. This guidance brings together in one document the Scope of Practice of assistant practitioners across both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography and across all modalities. It supersedes any previous guidance documents although they may form a useful reference source.

  • Ultrasound examination lengths survey analysis

    Date published: 27 April, 2012 Topics: Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-906225-32-2
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    Summary

    In February and March 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed sonographers in the UK about the length of ultrasound examinations. Nearly 450 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Radiographers and Volunteering - SOR policy and guidance

    Date published: 18 April, 2012 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this second edition of this guidance to advise members and Managers about engaging staff as volunteers. The main reason for considering a voluntary commitment is typically to support newly qualified radiographers who cannot find immediate employment. There have also been requests from radiographers who want to return to clinical practice and are required to improve their knowledge and level of understanding of the work

  • Imaging Children; immobilisation, distraction techniques and use of sedation

    Date published: 1 April, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray

    Summary

    This guidance is issued jointly by the British Society of Paediatric Radiology (BSPR) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in response to concerns raised by radiologists and radiographers regarding safe and effective immobilisation of children particularly during skeletal surveys for suspected non-accidental injury.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders in Therapeutic Radiographers

    Date published: 20 January, 2012 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Health & safety, Managers, Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-871101-82-4

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    Summary

    Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common work-related illness in Britain. Therapeutic radiographers and assistant practitioners work in demanding environments, within Radiotherapy centres. This document presents an analysis of an online survey conducted during July and August 2011, of Therapeutic Radiographers and Assistant Practitioners, within the United Kingdom.Respondents were asked a series of questions regarding their age, health, duration of working day, positionsadopted whilst carrying out their duties including any health issues which they are suffering from. The survey was anonymous and covered all Therapeutic Radiographers and Assistant Practitioners within the UK.

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