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  • IR(ME)R 2000 and IR(ME) Amendment Regulations 2006 & 2011

    Responsible officer: Maria Murray Date published: 1 July, 2012 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-87-5

    Summary

    Radiographic staff play a pivotal and essential role in the protection of service users, staff and members of the public from the perceived risks of ionising and non-ionising radiations and it is imperative that radiation protection practice is included in an individual’s continuous professional development. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the aid of representatives from the profession, produced this guidance booklet pertaining to the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000) and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) (Amendment) Regulations 2006. Radiation protection principles and UK legislation is the responsibility of all professionals working with radiation and this booklet provides information and policy guidance from SCoR which should be of use to all radiographers, radiography students and radiography assistant practitioners.

  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR'99): Guidance Booklet

    Responsible officer: Maria Murray Date published: 1 July, 2012 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-88-3

    Summary

    Radiographic staff play a pivotal and essential role in the protection of service users, staff and members of the public from the perceived risks of ionising and non-ionising radiations and it is imperative that radiation protection practice is included in an individual’s continuous professional development. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the aid of representatives from the profession, produced this guidance booklet pertaining to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR’99). Radiation protection principles and UK legislation is the responsibility of all professionals working with radiation and this booklet provides information and policy guidance from SCoR which should be of use to all radiographers, radiography students and radiography assistant practitioners

  • Scope of Practice of Assistant Practitioners

    Responsible officer: Anne Shaw Date published: 1 June, 2012 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-90-5

    Summary

    Over the past decade, the Scope of Practice of assistant practitioners has been reviewed and revised to incorporate additional modalities and practice settings where assistant practitioner roles have been approved. This guidance brings together in one document the Scope of Practice of assistant practitioners across both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography and across all modalities. It supersedes any previous guidance documents although they may form a useful reference source.

  • Scope of radiographic practice survey 2012

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 16 May, 2012 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 9781-871101-89-1
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    Summary

    This research was carried out by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in March and April 2012 to identify the current scope of practice for the radiographic workforce across the spectrum of clinical imaging and radiotherapy in the United Kingdom (UK). It is intended to update the Scope of Practice 2008 report. The research covers radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging practice in the National Health Service (NHS) and independent/private sectors.

  • Ultrasound examination lengths survey analysis

    Responsible officer: Nigel Thomson Date published: 27 April, 2012 Topics: Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-906225-32-2
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    Summary

    In February and March 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed sonographers in the UK about the length of ultrasound examinations. Nearly 450 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Report on the Census of the Radiotherapy Workforce in the UK 2011

    Responsible officer: Claire Dumbleton Date published: 25 April, 2012 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-906225-33-9
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    Summary

    This report has been produced by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) on behalf of the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT) for the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group (NRIG). It is intended to update the UK national radiotherapy workforce survey 2010.

  • Radiographers and Volunteering - SOR policy and guidance

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 18 April, 2012 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this second edition of this guidance to advise members and Managers about engaging staff as volunteers. The main reason for considering a voluntary commitment is typically to support newly qualified radiographers who cannot find immediate employment. There have also been requests from radiographers who want to return to clinical practice and are required to improve their knowledge and level of understanding of the work

  • Imaging Children; immobilisation, distraction techniques and use of sedation

    Responsible officer: Christina Freeman Date published: 1 April, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray

    Summary

    This guidance is issued jointly by the British Society of Paediatric Radiology (BSPR) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in response to concerns raised by radiologists and radiographers regarding safe and effective immobilisation of children particularly during skeletal surveys for suspected non-accidental injury.

  • An assessment of the impact of Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training in UK clinical radiotherapy centres

    Responsible officer: Sarah James Date published: 1 April, 2012 Topics: Radiotherapy, VERT ISBN: 9781-871101-85-9

    Summary

    This document reports on the utilisation of VERT systems in clinical radiotherapy departments across the UK in September 2011, approximately 18 months after the completion of the initial DH VERT project funded by the Department of Health for England and the Cancer Action Team; and Managed by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders in Therapeutic Radiographers

    Responsible officer: Ian Cloke Date published: 20 January, 2012 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Health & safety, Managers, Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-871101-82-4

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    Summary

    Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common work-related illness in Britain. Therapeutic radiographers and assistant practitioners work in demanding environments, within Radiotherapy centres. This document presents an analysis of an online survey conducted during July and August 2011, of Therapeutic Radiographers and Assistant Practitioners, within the United Kingdom.Respondents were asked a series of questions regarding their age, health, duration of working day, positionsadopted whilst carrying out their duties including any health issues which they are suffering from. The survey was anonymous and covered all Therapeutic Radiographers and Assistant Practitioners within the UK.

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