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  • VDU Regulations (H&S (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations): A Guide to dealing with Health and Safety Issues arising from their use

    Date published: 1 November, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906225-22-3

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this guidance in response to the marked increase in the number of members complaining of a range of upper limb disorders (commonly known as repetitive strain injury) including pains in the neck, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers; back ache (from inappropriate seating), fatigue and eye strain which has resulted from the transition to digital equipment. The importance of adequate health and safety training provision cannot be emphasised too highly especially regarding safety aspects of operating VDUs. The SoR cannot stress how important it is for the employer's interest to be proactive and educate employees in how to avoid problems rather than be reactive and deal with possible claims for damages once employees have been injured.

  • Dealing with bullying and harassment - A guide for student radiographers

    Date published: 1 October, 2010 Topics: Managers, Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-19-3

    Summary

    The majority of radiography students experience rewarding academic and clinical placements with supportive teaching teams and clinical educators. Sadly, however, a few students experience bullying and harassment. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) believes that bullying and harassment are completely unacceptable in any form.

    Radiography students should be treated fairly and consistently, and with dignity and respect, wherever they study or undertake practice placements. Educational institutions and workplaces should be free from undue stress, anxiety or fear of intimidation. Bullying and harassment in the health sector is not tolerated by the SCoR.

  • Clinical Oncology

    Date published: 1 October, 2010 Topics: Radiotherapy

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    Summary

    A special edition of Clinical Oncology has been published and is now available to all SCoR members. The new issue, which was produced by the UK Radiotherapy Development Board, is devoted to IMRT delivery in the UK. The document is essential reading for all radiographers working within UK radiotherapy services.

  • An evaluation of the impact of implementation of consultant practitioners in clinical imaging

    Date published: 1 September, 2010 Topics: Consultants, Managers, X-ray ISBN: 978 1-871101-70-0
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    Summary

    Following the submission of the Scope of Practice report in 2008 the SCoR commissioned the University of Hertfordshire and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to undertake exploratory work on the adoption and diffusion of the career progression frame work and to investigate the evidence for impact of introduction of these roles.

    The outcome of this work is reported here. The research captured data on issues relating to consultant appointment, impact on service operations and service improvement and hence their immediate impact on clinical imaging services at two National Health Service (NHS) trusts in England.  Based on the outcomes of the study, recommendations are made for a larger study embracing clinical imaging and radiotherapy within the UK as a whole.

  • Student radiographers and trainee assistant practitioners: verifying patient identification and seeking consent

    Date published: 1 September, 2010 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Radiation protection, Students

    Summary

    The purpose of this advice and guidance document is to reinforce the SCoR requirements of students and trainees and their supervising registered health professionals in the verification of patient identification and the seeking of consent from patients/clients.

  • VERT Final Project Report – Executive Summary

    Date published: 24 June, 2010 Topics: Radiotherapy

    Summary

    A Project funded by the Department of Health for England and the Cancer Action Team; and Managed by the Society and College of Radiographers

  • VERT Final Project Report

    Date published: 24 June, 2010 Topics: Radiotherapy, VERT
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    Summary

    A Project funded by the Department of Health for England and the Cancer Action Team; and Managed by the Society and College of Radiographers

  • Self referral to Allied Health Professionals : A position statement in relation to diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers

    Date published: 2 April, 2010 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-69-7

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this position statement in response to a number of recent intitiatives which have promoted the role for allied health professionals to accept patients for assessment and treatment without them requiring referral from a medical practitioner or other registered healthcare practitioner. It is timely, therefore, to consider the role of both diagnostic and therapy radiographers. Published April 2010, amended April 2014

  • 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

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