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    Approval and Accreditation Board Annual Report 2017-2018

    Date published: 12 November, 2019 Topics: Education accreditation, Educators
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    Summary

    The academic year 2017–18 has been another busy period for the College of Radiographers’ Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB). The AAB continues to work to ensure consistently high standards for the review of pre-registration programmes, continuing professional development (CPD) programmes, postgraduate programmes and short education programmes.  During this period, there were a significant number of applications to increase practice placement numbers, and careful review took place to ensure that equality in placement standards was achieved.  The AAB is pleased to support programmes with their development of academic and practice placement standards.

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    International recruitment: Guidance for managers recruiting imaging and radiotherapy professionals from overseas

    Date published: 5 November, 2019 Topics: Managers ISBN: 978-1-909802-45-2
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    Summary

    This document provides information and guidance for radiology and radiotherapy managers who want to use the international recruitment of radiographers and associated professionals as part of their staff recruitment strategy.

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    Ultrasound ergonomics checklist for scanning and observing colleagues

    Date published: 21 October, 2019 Topics: Health & safety, Ultrasound
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    Summary

    Work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD) are known to be associated with ultrasound practice. There are several causative factors including high workloads, increasing body mass index of patients, poor equipmentand room design and poor posture when scanning. It is important that ultrasound practitioners take care of themselves and their working environment whilst scanning.

    Written and developed by Gill Harrison, associate professor, ultrasound programme director, and lead for teaching excellence at City, University of London, the poster highlights good ergonomic practice for sonographers.

     

  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Sonographers)

    Date published: 23 July, 2019 Topics: Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-44-5
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    Summary

    A compilation of some of the most common questions and the answers that have been given in reply to enquiries from sonographers about work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) and ways to prevent them.

    It provides a broad overview of the subject and gives links to more definitive documentation and advice.

    REFERENCE: The Society and College of Radiographers (2019). Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Sonographers). Available at https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library

     

  • Patient safety leaflet: Having an MRI scan?

    Date published: 22 July, 2019 Topics: MRI
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    Summary

    Patient information poster surrounding MRI safety, including what to expect for the scan, how to prepare for the scan and what information they should be giving their doctor prior to being referred to the radiography department. 

  • Referring a patient for an MRI scan

    Date published: 22 July, 2019 Topics: MRI
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    Summary

    Guidance for medical staff who are referring patients for an MRI scan. Answering the question, what does the MRI department need to know?

  • 'What you can expect from us’ patient guidance poster

    Date published: 11 July, 2019 Topics: People
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    Summary

    Emphasising a commitment to support the radiographic workforce in putting the patient voice at the centre ofwhat we do, the SCoR Patient Advisory Group (PAG) has developed a series of pledge posters.

    This poster iillustrates the principles behind patient, public and practitioner partnerships, defines what patients can expect from a radiographer and highlights what radiographers need in return to deliver high quality care that is right first time.

    Posters are available free of charge to download in A3 and A4 size and are intended for display in public areas.

  • 'What do patients want?' guidance poster

    Date published: 11 July, 2019
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    Summary

    Emphasising a commitment to support the radiographic workforce in putting the patient voice at the centre ofwhat we do, the SCoR Patient Advisory Group (PAG) has developed a series of pledge posters.

    This poster iillustrates the principles behind patient, public and practitioner partnerships, defines what patients can expect from a radiographer and highlights what radiographers need in return to deliver high quality care that is right first time.

    Posters are available free of charge to download in A3 and A4 size and are intended for display in public areas.

  • Join the Patient Advisory Group (PAG) poster

    Date published: 11 July, 2019 Topics: Patients with additional needs, People
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    Emphasising a commitment to support the radiographic workforce in putting the patient voice at the centre ofwhat we do, the SCoR Patient Advisory Group (PAG) has developed a series of pledge posters. 

    This poster is an invitation for patients to get involved with the SCoR PAG to help shape the future of radiographic practice.

    Posters are available free of charge to download in A3 and A4 size and are intended for display in public areas.

     

  • Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017; briefing for radiographers who undertake commenting or reporting

    Date published: 9 July, 2019 Topics: Imaging, Radiation protection, Reporting ISBN: 978-1-909802-42-1
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