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  • Scope of radiographic practice survey 2012

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris 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: Spencer Goodman 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: Susan Johnson 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

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

    Responsible officer: Spencer Goodman 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).

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

    Responsible officer: Jacqueline Vallis 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.

  • 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.

  • Quality Standards for Practice Placements

    Responsible officer: Louise Coleman Date published: 5 January, 2012 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Students

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    Summary

    The quality of the learners' clinical education, experience and support is the joint and equal responsibility of the education provider and the placements provider, exercised through on-going, strong and collaborative relationships and regular dialogue. These standards have been published in order that learners, and those individuals and organisations who support them, understand their responsibilities and expectations in relation to practice placement learning. The Standards apply to all practice placement sites that have been approved as part of the CoR's accreditation processes.

  • Summary of Interventions for Acute Radiotherapy-Induced Skin Reactions in Cancer Patients: A Clinical Guideline recommended for use by The Society and; College of Radiographers

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 17 November, 2011 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-906225-29-2

    Summary

    This is a summary of the main findings from recent  literature and  clinical guideline for acute radiotherapy induced skin reactions in cancer patients.  See also A UK Survey of Radiotherapy Skin Care by SCoR  available on the document library and article published in Radiography: Harris R, et al., Radiotherapy skin care: A survey of practice in the UK, Radiography (2011), doi:10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.040

  • A UK Survey of Radiotherapy Skin Care by SCoR

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 4 October, 2011 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-906225-30-8
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    Summary

    This survey was carried out to evaluate clinical skin care practice at radiotherapy departments across the United Kingdom. The results have been  used to produce new guidelines, see Summary of Interventions for Acute Radiotherapy – Induced Skin reactions in cancer patients: A clinical guideline and also article published in Radiography Harris R, et al., Radiotherapy skin care: A survey of practice in the UK, Radiography (2011), doi:10.1016/j.radi.2011.10.040

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