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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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