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  • 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.

  • On Target - Ensuring Geometric Accuracy

    Date published: 1 November, 2008 Topics: Managers, Radiation protection, Radiotherapy ISBN: ISBN 978-1-905034-33-8

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    Summary

    This document should be read inconjunction with  Image Guided Radiotherapy – Guidance for implementation and use (2013) available on the policy and guidance document library

    This joint document provides information on how to improve the accuracy of radiotherapy treatment It explains the significance of systematic and random errors present and lays out methodologies for measuring and minimising  such errors.

  • A Charter for Protected Study Time in Scotland

    Date published: 1 October, 2008 Topics: CPD, Scotland

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    Summary

    This Protected Study Time (PST) Charter has been written specifically for all grades of radiographic professionals working in Scotland and is in response to the need to re-invigorate the campaign for PST in light of the legislative requirements from the regulatory body (Health Professions Council) as stated in article 19,4 of the Health Professions Order 2001.

  • A Guide to Understanding the Implications of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations in Radiotherapy

    Date published: 1 September, 2008 Topics: Radiation protection, Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-905034-30-7
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    Summary

    This guide will be of benefit to chief executives, medical directors, human resources departments and all professionals involved in the delivery of radiotherapy.

    This document aims to address a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) which have come up in formal inspections or have been brought to the attention of the Working Party by its members from their own departments and professions.

  • Implementing In Vivo dosimetry

    Date published: 17 July, 2008

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    Summary

    This joint document follows on from one of the recommendations of “Towards Safer Radiotherapy” which was to  implement in vivo dosimetry.

  • Around the clock: A negotiators guide to the working time regulations; shift work and flexible working

    Date published: 30 June, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-906225-01-8

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    Summary

    This guidance aims to help SoR representatives redress the balance between health and safety, service delivery, patient safety and quality of care. Negotiating on working time is a good opportunity for Industrial Relations and Health and Safety Representatives to work together as it is a far reaching issue which encompasses health, safety and welfare at work as well as pay and conditions.

  • Information Management and Technology: further advice and guidance on curriculum

    Date published: 31 May, 2008 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-53-0

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    Summary

    This advice and guidance document has been prepared by members of the Information Management and Technology (IM&T) Group to provide additional information on the knowledge and understanding needed by the radiography workforce in order to meet the demands of working in an environment where technology and information management systems are ever more complex. The document builds on the information given in the Learning and Development Framework for Clinical Imaging and Oncology.

  • Continuing Professional Development: Professional and Regulatory Requirements

    Date published: 30 April, 2008 Topics: CPD ISBN: 9781-871101-50-6

    Summary

    Recent years have seen enormous advances in the approach taken to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This document builds on the existing policy of The Society and College of Radiographers and sets out clearly:

    • The College’s definition of CPD
    • The professional’s responsibility to undertake and record CPD
    • The rationale and practical requirements for CPD accreditation
    • The roles of employers, managers and providers of education and training
    • The links between the College’s requirements for CPD accreditation and the UK regulatory requirements as set out in the Health Professions Council’s ‘CPD Standards’
  • Towards Safer Radiotherapy

    Date published: 31 March, 2008 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 978-1-905034-25-3

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    Summary

    This joint document gives advice and help on how to deliver safer radiotherapy treatment.

  • Clinical Imaging Requests from Non-Medically Qualified Professionals

    Date published: 1 March, 2008 Topics: Radiation protection
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    Joint document with Royal College of Nursing, General Chiropractic Council, General Osteopathic Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, NHS Alliance, The Royal College of Radiologists and Society and College of Radiographers Officer: Maria Murray

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