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  • Self referral to Allied Health Professionals : A position statement in relation to diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers

    Date published: 2 April, 2010 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-69-7

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this position statement in response to a number of recent intitiatives which have promoted the role for allied health professionals to accept patients for assessment and treatment without them requiring referral from a medical practitioner or other registered healthcare practitioner. It is timely, therefore, to consider the role of both diagnostic and therapy radiographers. Published April 2010, amended April 2014

  • Education and Professional Development Strategy: New Directions

    Date published: 17 March, 2010 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Assistant practitioners, Consultants, CPD, Education accreditation, Managers

    Summary

    Since publication of the first version of the Education and Professional Development (EPD) Strategy in 2002, many changes have been implemented in the delivery of healthcare. This new document supersedes the version Education & Professional Development: Moving Ahead first published in 2003 and revised in 2006. Many of the principles of practice that were outlined in that document are still relevant. For patients, staff and employers to benefit from the opportunities outlined, continual development, growth and embedding of professional skills and culture are essential. Just as professional development is required to support service delivery, the profession must work closely with employers to identify adequate resources to support development opportunities and to ensure that effort and skills are properly rewarded. Delivery of the strategy outlined in this new guidance cannot be achieved without the support of the profession as a whole.

  • Learning and Development Framework for Hybrid Nuclear Medicine/ Computed Tomography Practice (SPECT-CT/ PET-CT)

    Date published: 25 January, 2010 Topics: Managers, Nuclear medicine

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    Summary

    This document sets out the learning and development requirements for this aspect of practice within the context of the career progression framework. It is envisaged that these standards will:

    • Support the development of suitable education provision for this area of practice
    • Support the approval of such programmes by the AAB
    • Define clear standards of practice in hybrid imaging; anecdotal evidence suggests that inappropriate skills mix is being used
    • Promote the development of advanced and consultant practitioner roles in nuclear medicine
  • 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.

  • 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.

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