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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Student radiographers & trainee assistant practitioners as “Operators” under IR(ME)R 2000/2006

    Date published: 13 May, 2009 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers, Radiation protection, Students

    Summary

    This statement explains the advice given by The College of Radiographers that student radiographers and trainee assistant practitioners should not be entitled as “Operators” under under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 as amended in 2006 (IR(ME)R 2000/2006).

  • Guidance on the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

    Date published: 13 May, 2009 Topics: Scotland

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    Summary

    This guidance from the Society & College of Radiographers provides background information and advice on the implications of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act for radiographers and assistant practitioners working within NHS Scotland

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

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