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  • Summary of Interventions for Acute Radiotherapy-Induced Skin Reactions in Cancer Patients: A Clinical Guideline recommended for use by The Society and; College of Radiographers

    Date published: 17 November, 2011 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-906225-29-2

    Summary

    This is a summary of the main findings from recent  literature and  clinical guideline for acute radiotherapy induced skin reactions in cancer patients.  See also A UK Survey of Radiotherapy Skin Care by SCoR  available on the document library and article published in Radiography: Harris R, et al., Radiotherapy skin care: A survey of practice in the UK, Radiography (2011), doi:10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.040

  • A UK Survey of Radiotherapy Skin Care by SCoR

    Date published: 4 October, 2011 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-906225-30-8
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    Summary

    This survey was carried out to evaluate clinical skin care practice at radiotherapy departments across the United Kingdom. The results have been  used to produce new guidelines, see Summary of Interventions for Acute Radiotherapy – Induced Skin reactions in cancer patients: A clinical guideline and also article published in Radiography Harris R, et al., Radiotherapy skin care: A survey of practice in the UK, Radiography (2011), doi:10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.040

  • Talking about the unspoken: Domestic Abuse

    Date published: 17 August, 2011 Topics: Managers, Reps ISBN: 978-1-906225-25-4

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    Summary

    The 2011, Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) passed a motion which "ensured members are aware of the issues surrounding domestic violence abuse, and to encourage SoR representatives to seek and review trust/board absenteeism policies and develop separate policies on domestic abuse". The SoR understands that the workplace can be a place of safety for the victims of domestic violence, it is also a place that colleagues, friends notice what is going on, a place where the victim may confide in their colleagues about their experiences. But more importantly it can be a place, where victims can access support they so desperately need. This document will address this motion and provide much needed guidance and support for members, SoR representatives and employers.

  • Sickness absence policy survey analysis

    Date published: 4 August, 2011 Topics: Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-27-8
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    Summary

    In May 2011, the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed imaging and radiotherapy departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to collect data on any changes made to sickness absence policies in the last two years and what impact, if any, this is having on staff and patient care. SoR accredited representatives in over 50 departments responded to an online questionnaire. This document presents the results of this survey.

  • Health & Safety and Pregnancy in Clinical Imaging and Radiotherapy Departments: A Guide for pregnant women, breast feeding women

    Date published: 1 July, 2011 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-906225-31-5
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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers has updated this advice and guidance document on the subject of health, safety and pregnancy in response to questions and concerns raised by our members, representatives and managers. This guidance also gives advice on current health and safety legislation relating to pregnancy. Finally there is a section on legal rights of pregnant employees including benefits and extracts from the Agenda for Change staff terms and conditions handbook

  • Course of Study for the Certification of Competence in Administering Intravenous Injections

    Date published: 21 June, 2011 Topics: Managers ISBN: 1 871101 24 7

    Summary

    This is the third edition of this document and SCoR encourages its members to undertake an approved course which leads to competence in IV injections which, in turn, provides role development opportunities for radiographers

  • Health Promotion: guidance and advice for the radiography workforce

    Date published: 17 June, 2011 Topics: Radiation protection, Radiotherapy, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-77-8

    Summary

    Health promotion is a difficult service to deliver effectively and there are pitfalls and challenges for the radiography workforce.

    However, members of the imaging and radiotherapy workforces are often well placed to influence the choices made by their patients and users with regard to health and well-being and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) publishes this guidance and advice to support the radiography workforce in this important role. In particular, radiation protection is a vital role for the radiography workforce and this is an area of health promotion and protection in which radiographers undoubtedly have acknowledged expertise.

  • Student Radiographer Attendance Management Guidelines

    Date published: 16 February, 2011 Topics: Students

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    Summary

    There is concern that with poor attendance students will not be able to achieve the level of professionalism or standards set. This guidance describes the expectations of the professional body and gives advice on appropriate and robust student radiographer attendance management systems.

  • Roles and Responsibilities in Clinical Education

    Date published: 10 February, 2011 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Students ISBN: 9781-871101-74-3

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance and advice document to provide information and support for the many stakeholders involved in clinical education within the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professions. The quality of clinical education is paramount to the profession; academic rigour is only part of the education process and in order to have the highest quality workforce, the learning of clinical skills must be as important. This document explores the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders, the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), the departments providing clinical placements and the learners themselves.

  • Radiographers and the Use of Medicines: National Scoping Project 2010

    Date published: 1 December, 2010 Topics: Managers, Nuclear medicine, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 978-1-871101-73-5

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    Summary

    To this end the SCoR has commissioned research with the followings aims:

    • to scope the current practice of radiographers in the United Kingdom (UK) with regard to the prescribing, supply and administration of medicines (hereafter referred to as 'the use of medicines');
    • to identify possible new roles and ways of delivering the service using PGDs, supplementary and independent prescribing.

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