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  • The College of Radiographers Research Priorities for the Radiographic Profession

    Date published: 23 January, 2017 Topics: Researchers ISBN: 978-1-909802-12-4

    Summary

    Research should be at the heart of healthcare practice, underpinning all aspects of patient care. In order for radiography practice to move forward, radiographers need to lead and participate in research and implement the findings of such research to enable improvements in health care delivery, patient care, technological innovations, education, and development of the workforce.  This need is made explicit in the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for Radiographers, which state that radiographers must be able to engage in evidence-based practice.

    A newly revised research strategy from the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) from 2016 to 2021 sets a clear vision to improve patient care and outcomes by continuing to develop, grow and implement a high quality evidence base. In order to meet the aims and vision of the SCoR research strategy, it is important to identify what the key research areas will be for radiography research in the UK over the next five years.  These research priority areas will enable the profession to focus research activity on topics that are deemed to be critical for current and future radiography practice; and enable appropriate channelling of funding resources. This report describes the modified Delphi method used to establish the key research priority areas for the radiography profession.

  • The Radiography Workforce: Current Challenges and Changing Needs

    Date published: 9 December, 2016 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Educators, Reporting, Researchers
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  • Diagnostic Radiography UK Workforce Report 2016

    Date published: 14 November, 2016 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Imaging, Managers, Surveys

    Summary

    In May 2016, the College of Radiographers (CoR) carried out a census of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. The objectives were to establish the size, structure, nature and vacancy rate of the workforce in order to inform workforce planning. Around 90 providers of diagnostic imaging responded to an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of the census results.

  • Trans Equality; guidance for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy)

    Date published: 5 October, 2016

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    SoR group Equalise presents this guide to assist the workforce  to better understand Trans-gender. The guide looks at the issue of trans equality and provides an introduction to the issues, information on the legal framework and guidance on common workplace issues.

  • Approval and Accreditation Board; Annual Report 2013-2014

    Date published: 3 August, 2016
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    CoR is pleased to publish the 2013-2014 Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Report. The purpose of the report is to draw together the activity of the AAB by including data on the approval and accreditation work of the Board. Data and statistics from the Education Institution Annual Monitoring Survey constitute a significant proportion of the report. These statistics provide a mainly quantitative overview of the position of radiographic education within the UK. This will enable education providers, including providers of clinical imaging and radiotherapy services, to compare their own data with national data and to extract key areas where they may have further work to do or areas where they can share their good practice with the rest of the radiographic community.

  • Approval and Accreditation Board; Annual Report 2010-2011

    Date published: 2 August, 2016
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    CoR is pleased to publish the 2010-2011 Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Report. The purpose of the report is to draw together the activity of the AAB by including data on the approval and accreditation work of the Board. Data and statistics from the Education Institution Annual Monitoring Survey constitute a significant proportion of the report. These statistics provide a mainly quantitative overview of the position of radiographic education within the UK. This will enable education providers, including providers of clinical imaging and radiotherapy services, to compare their own data with national data and to extract key areas where they may have further work to do or areas where they can share their good practice with the rest of the radiographic community.

  • Approval and Accreditation Board; Annual Report 2009-2010

    Date published: 1 August, 2016
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    CoR is pleased to publish the 2009-2010 Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Report. The purpose of the report is to draw together the activity of the AAB by including data on the approval and accreditation work of the Board. Data and statistics from the Education Institution Annual Monitoring Survey constitute a significant proportion of the report. These statistics provide a mainly quantitative overview of the position of radiographic education within the UK. This will enable education providers, including providers of clinical imaging and radiotherapy services, to compare their own data with national data and to extract key areas where they may have further work to do or areas where they can share their good practice with the rest of the radiographic community.

  • Survey into student bullying on clinical placement

    Date published: 27 June, 2016 Topics: Managers, Students

    Summary

    It is acknowleged that some students on clinical placement experience bullying and harassment. The Society and College of Radiographers believes that any form of bullying and harassment is unacceptable. Thankfully the vast majority of  students experience both a rewarding and supportive academic and clinical placement, which is facilitated by supportive teaching teams and clinical lecturers/educators.

  • Computerised Tomography (CT) scanners in Nuclear Medicine facilities; use by nuclear medicine practitioners from both radiographic and technologist backgrounds.

    Date published: 24 June, 2016 Topics: Nuclear medicine

    Summary

    It is recognised by the SCoR that the developing use of multi-detector computerised tomography (MDCT) scanners within nuclear medicine facilities provides a challenge to the non-medical workforce to assure high quality patient services. The Nuclear Medicine Advisory Group (NMAG) of the SCoR has developed this statement to support the non-medical workforce in delivering safe services.

  • Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: The Vision for Therapeutic Radiography

    Date published: 21 June, 2016 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-909802-10-0

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance document to support development of therapeutic radiography services. Since 1997 when SCoR published Therapeutic Radiography: A Vision for the Future, guidance and advice documents have been published which have defined the direction of travel for therapeutic radiographers and supported them to embrace change in order to respond and to deliver patient-centred care.

    This document supersedes and replaces existing SCoR therapeutic radiography guidance. It outlines the practice of therapeutic radiography in providing high quality care to patients while continuing to develop the scope of practice of therapeutic radiography, safely and effectivelywhen working as a critical part of the radiotherapy team and responding to the challenges of a changing health care provider environment.

    It builds on the recently published SCoR’s ‘Principles of safe staffing for radiography leaders’ guidance, informs the therapeutic radiography profession and supports the head of radiotherapy (radiotherapy service manager) by outlining the principles to be considered with regards to the therapeutic radiography workforce.

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