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  • The ACORRN/SCoR Research Radiographer Starter Pack For Therapeutic and Diagnostic Radiographers

    Date published: 1 December, 2009 Topics: Researchers ISBN: 9781-871101-67-0

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    Summary

    The purpose of this pack is to provide a useful aid and support mechanism for radiographers starting out in research. The pack has been compiled by a group of experienced research radiographers and focuses on areas fundamental in development. It offers advice on appropriate training and education needs, highlights the importance of the legal requirements required to participate in research and suggests ways of accessing further information.

  • Assistant Practitioners and the supply, administration and prescribing of medicines

    Date published: 16 November, 2009 Topics: Assistant practitioners

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    Summary

    In response to recent enquiries, this statement is published to clarify the role of assistant practitioners in the supply, administration and prescribing of medicines (including contrast agents) within imaging and radiotherapy departments.

  • Developing and Growing the Sonographer workforce: Education and Training needs

    Date published: 13 November, 2009 Topics: Ultrasound
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  • Analysis of breast screening appointment lengths survey

    Date published: 1 September, 2009 Topics: Mammography, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-12-4
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    Summary

    In August 2009, the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed members carrying out breast screening in the UK about nominal appointment lengths. Over 200 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about how much time they have per client, their workload and the effects of setting nominal appointment lengths.

    This document presents an analysis of the results of this survey.

  • Implementing the career framework in radiotherapy – policy into practice

    Date published: 25 August, 2009 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Managers, Radiotherapy
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    Summary

    SCoR has established a policy for a career framework within the professiona and this document  provides guidance implementation of a career framework for radiotherapy which develops individual professionals and a workforce able to deliver the high quality, patient-centred care needed to meet the requirements of current and future cancer strategies.

  • Effect of Agenda for Change on the Career Progression of the Radiographic Workforce 2009 - Executive Summary

    Date published: 23 July, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-906225-09-4
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    Summary

    This report was commissioned by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) to investigate the effects of Agenda for Change (AfC) on the career progression of the radiographic workforce in the
    National Health Service in England and Wales. The aims of the project were to investigate these effects within the following three career impact categories: career development expectations; career progression opportunities; and barriers to and incentives for career progression. This Executive Summary describes the background, key findings, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Effect of Agenda for Change on Career Progression of the Radiographic Workforce 2009

    Date published: 1 July, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-906225-10-0
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    Summary

    This report was commissioned by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) to investigate the effects of Agenda for Change (AfC) on the career progression of the radiographic workforce in the National Health Service in England and Wales. The aims of the project were to investigate these effects within the following three career impact categories: career development expectations; career progression opportunities; and barriers to and incentives for career progression.

  • Practice Standards for the Imaging of Children and Young People

    Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: Managers, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-61-1
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    Summary

    These standards have been produced by the Association of Paediatric Radiographers (APR) in conjunction with the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) following research undertaken to establish the provision of imaging services for children in adult and children's hospitals SCoR provides this guidance for the improvement of imaging services for children and young people to ensure staff are adequately trained and policies are in place to ensure effective practice.

  • Consultant Radiographers: Succession Planning

    Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: Consultants, Managers, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 9781-87110162X

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance and advice document to provide additional information to support the development of consultant radiographer posts in both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography. There are real opportunities for services and service managers to use the advent of consultant posts to develop and deliver high quality, flexible, patient-oriented, and cost effective services. There is also scope for those within the profession who want to reach the top of clinical practice in both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography just as others aspire to the top in management, education and research roles within the profession.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders in Mammography: A Guide to Tackling the Issues in the Workplace

    Date published: 1 June, 2009 Topics: Mammography, Managers ISBN: 978-1-906225-07-0

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    Summary

    A recently written report by Ann Keen, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for health (NHS BSP Annual Review 2007) claims that all of the promises made in the National Health Service Cancer Plan (DH 2000) to improve breast cancer detection through the NHS Breast Screening Programme have been delivered. Ann acknowledged "that whilst this is clearly a testament to all the hard work of those delivering such a valuable service we must remain committed to ensuring continued improvements to breast screening services and underlining our reputation as a world leader". But what has this continued success already cost the members of the Society of Radiographers in terms of their health, safety and welfare whilst they continue to work under pressure to achieve these targets? This publication has been designed to raise awareness of issues that may contribute to work-related MSDs in mammographers, and offers advice to minimise the potential risks affecting SoR members.

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