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  • End of Life Care Strategy

    Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: Managers

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  • 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.

  • Pregnancy and Work in Diagnostic Imaging Departments

    Date published: 1 March, 2009 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 13 978-0-905749-67-9

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    Summary

    This publication was first produced in 1992 by a working party established by The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Since then regulations, imaging techniques and working practices have changed.

    The publication has therefore been reviewed by representatives of BIR and is now republished by the BIR after consultation with both the RCR and the College of Radiographers (CoR).  Although the document concentrates on the risk from ionising radiation and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hazards associated with ultrasound are also briefly discussed.

  • 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.

     

  • The Role of the Community Liaison Expert Radiographer Practitioner: Guidance for Radiotherapy and Imaging Service Managers and Commissioners

    Date published: 1 February, 2009 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-57-3

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance document which has been developed to support the implementation of a new role of Community Liaison Expert Radiographer Practitioner. This role was first described in 2006 by SCoR as one of the three expert roles to enhance patient care across cancer pathways. Whilst the focus of this work has been the development of therapeutic radiographers, it is acknowledged that the role could be equally applicable to expert diagnostic practitioners working within cancer pathways. This guidance supports recommendations made within the Cancer Reform Strategy and supports the need for enhancement of care strategies for the patient across multiple interfaces along their cancer pathway. The guidance describes how the role of radiographers can be developed to enhance care for patients with cancer and outlines the role of the community liaison expert radiographer practitioner. The role builds on the core skills of the radiographer trained in cancer care from pre-registration. It is very much envisaged that this role will be at consultant practitioner.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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’

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