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  • Mentoring: Guidance and advice

    Date published: 12 May, 2009 Topics: Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-05-6

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    Summary

    SCoR are issuing this guidance and advice in order to make a clear statement in support of mentoring as a valuable tool which has many advantages, not least of which is as a way by which members can enhance their careers.

    SCoR expect their members to act as mentors and mentees as part of their general professional role and in order to realise the enormous benefits that successful mentoring can offer service delivery, the patient and the health care professional.

  • End of Life Care Strategy

    Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: Managers

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  • Protected Study Time - Guidance for Radiographers, Managers and Union Representatives

    Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: CPD, Managers

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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers publishes this guidance regarding the provision of protected study time. Protected study time is defined as 'A contractually agreed allocation of hours or days per annum, to be taken by the employee for the purposes of self-directed study and other CPD activities'. This document gives guidance and provides radiographers, managers and union representatives with a clear understanding of the current policies of the Society of Radiographers in this regard.

  • Bullying and Harassment: Achieving dignity at work for all our members

    Date published: 3 March, 2009 Topics: Managers ISBN: 978-1-906225-04-9

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    Summary

    Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work, but too often this is not the case. If you are being bullied or harassed, or if you are a SoR rep who has encountered this problem in the workplace, it can be difficult to know what to do about it - this guide intends to fill that gap. This society publication has been updated to ensure that both SoR reps and members have a resource that will provide practical information and advice on how to deal with this growing problem, how to stop it and how to prevent it happening in the future.

  • Pregnancy and Work in Diagnostic Imaging Departments

    Date published: 1 March, 2009 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 13 978-0-905749-67-9

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    Summary

    This publication was first produced in 1992 by a working party established by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Since then regulations, imaging techniques and working practices have changed.

    The publication has therefore been reviewed by representatives of BIR and is now republished by the BIR after consultation with both the RCR and the College of Radiographers (CoR).  Although the document concentrates on the risk from ionising radiation and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hazards associated with ultrasound are also briefly discussed.

  • Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising radiation: Advice from the Health Protection Agency, The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers

    Date published: 1 March, 2009 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 978-0-85951-635-8
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    Summary

    This document provides information on the health effects that are likely to occur in the embryo or fetus following exposure to ionising radiation during pregnancy and practical guidance on how and when to prevent or reduce unecessary fetal exposures when pregnant women are referred for diagnostic medical procedures involving X-rays or radionuclides.

    An erratum applying to the last paragraph on page 14 of this report was issued on 16 April 2009; the copy available via the 'Download PDF' link above, is the corrected version.

  • Protection of Pregnant Patients: Sample decision flow chart (to be read in conjunction with "Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising Radiation)

    Date published: 1 March, 2009 Topics: Radiation protection

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    Summary

    This flow chart has been designed to aid in the decision making process of checking the pregnancy status in women of reproductive capacity who attend for diagnostic medical exposure to ionizing radiations.

     

  • The Role of the Community Liaison Expert Radiographer Practitioner: Guidance for Radiotherapy and Imaging Service Managers and Commissioners

    Date published: 1 February, 2009 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-57-3

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance document which has been developed to support the implementation of a new role of Community Liaison Expert Radiographer Practitioner. This role was first described in 2006 by SCoR as one of the three expert roles to enhance patient care across cancer pathways. Whilst the focus of this work has been the development of therapeutic radiographers, it is acknowledged that the role could be equally applicable to expert diagnostic practitioners working within cancer pathways. This guidance supports recommendations made within the Cancer Reform Strategy and supports the need for enhancement of care strategies for the patient across multiple interfaces along their cancer pathway. The guidance describes how the role of radiographers can be developed to enhance care for patients with cancer and outlines the role of the community liaison expert radiographer practitioner. The role builds on the core skills of the radiographer trained in cancer care from pre-registration. It is very much envisaged that this role will be at consultant practitioner.

  • Information Management and Technology (IM&T): A report compiled by Cardiff University for the Society and College of Radiographers

    Date published: 1 January, 2009 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-56-5

    Summary

    This work was commissioned by the Society & College of Radiographers to identify the current Information Management and Technology (IM&T) knowledge and skills of the radiography workforce. An on-line survey was completed by radiographers, academics, educators and radiography managers, primarily employed in the NHS, the independent sector or higher education in the United Kingdom (UK).to identify practice developments over the past five years, to quantify the scope of current practice and to explore possible future roles within the UK radiographic workforce. The scope of the research included the NHS primary and secondary sectors, the independent sector and higher education. The work was completed by staff of Department of Radiography, Cardiff University led by Dr Shaaron Pratt and the team including Service Managers and PACS Manager.

  • Scope of Radiographic Practice 2008: A report compiled by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Institute for Employment Studies for the Society and College of Radiographers.

    Date published: 1 November, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-871101-55-7
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    Summary

    This work was commissioned by the Society & College of Radiographers to identify practice developments over the past five years, to quantify the scope of current practice and to explore possible future roles within the UK radiographic workforce. The scope of the research included the NHS primary and secondary sectors, the independent sector and higher education.

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