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  • 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.
  • Guidance for Student Radiographers on the Grievance Process

    Date published: 10 November, 2010 Topics: Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-20-9

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    SCoR publishes this guidance to help student radiographers in the event of them having a complaint or grievance. The guidance outlines how to follow grievance procedures. The aim of any grievance procedure is to bring about the rapid resolution of grievances at the lowest possible level and, wherever possible, with formal procedures being invoked only if informal discussion fails to resolve the matter satisfactorily.

  • Analysis of student clinical placement experience survey

    Date published: 1 November, 2010 Topics: Students, Surveys ISBN: 9781-871101-71-9
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    Summary

    In September 2010, as part of campaign to tackle bullying in the workplace, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed students in their second, third and (where applicable) fourth years of studying radiography about their experience during clinical placements. Over 300 students responded to an anonymous online questionnaire primarily designed to capture data on the level of bullying on clinical placements. This document presents the results of this survey and the themes of follow-up correspondence with students.

  • VDU Regulations (H&S (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations): A Guide to dealing with Health and Safety Issues arising from their use

    Date published: 1 November, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906225-22-3

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance in response to the marked increase in the number of members complaining of a range of upper limb disorders (commonly known as repetitive strain injury) including pains in the neck, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers; back ache (from inappropriate seating), fatigue and eye strain which has resulted from the transition to digital equipment. The importance of adequate health and safety training provision cannot be emphasised too highly especially regarding safety aspects of operating VDUs. The SoR cannot stress how important it is for the employer's interest to be proactive and educate employees in how to avoid problems rather than be reactive and deal with possible claims for damages once employees have been injured.

  • Clinical Oncology

    Date published: 1 October, 2010 Topics: Radiotherapy

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    Summary

    A special edition of Clinical Oncology has been published and is now available to all SCoR members. The new issue, which was produced by the UK Radiotherapy Development Board, is devoted to IMRT delivery in the UK. The document is essential reading for all radiographers working within UK radiotherapy services.

  • Dealing with bullying and harassment - A guide for student radiographers

    Date published: 1 October, 2010 Topics: Managers, Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-19-3

    Summary

    The majority of radiography students experience rewarding academic and clinical placements with supportive teaching teams and clinical educators. Sadly, however, a few students experience bullying and harassment. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) believes that bullying and harassment are completely unacceptable in any form.

    Radiography students should be treated fairly and consistently, and with dignity and respect, wherever they study or undertake practice placements. Educational institutions and workplaces should be free from undue stress, anxiety or fear of intimidation. Bullying and harassment in the health sector is not tolerated by the SCoR.

  • An evaluation of the impact of implementation of consultant practitioners in clinical imaging

    Date published: 1 September, 2010 Topics: Consultants, Managers, X-ray ISBN: 978 1-871101-70-0
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    Summary

    Following the submission of the Scope of Practice report in 2008 the SCoR commissioned the University of Hertfordshire and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to undertake exploratory work on the adoption and diffusion of the career progression frame work and to investigate the evidence for impact of introduction of these roles.

    The outcome of this work is reported here. The research captured data on issues relating to consultant appointment, impact on service operations and service improvement and hence their immediate impact on clinical imaging services at two National Health Service (NHS) trusts in England.  Based on the outcomes of the study, recommendations are made for a larger study embracing clinical imaging and radiotherapy within the UK as a whole.

  • Student radiographers and trainee assistant practitioners: verifying patient identification and seeking consent

    Date published: 1 September, 2010 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Radiation protection, Students

    Summary

    The purpose of this advice and guidance document is to reinforce the SCoR requirements of students and trainees and their supervising registered health professionals in the verification of patient identification and the seeking of consent from patients/clients.

  • VERT Final Project Report – Executive Summary

    Date published: 24 June, 2010 Topics: Radiotherapy

    Summary

    A Project funded by the Department of Health for England and the Cancer Action Team; and Managed by the Society and College of Radiographers

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