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  • 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.

  • Information Management and Technology (IM&T): A report compiled by Cardiff University for the Society and College of Radiographers

    Date published: 1 January, 2009 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-56-5

    Summary

    This work was commissioned by the Society & College of Radiographers to identify the current Information Management and Technology (IM&T) knowledge and skills of the radiography workforce. An on-line survey was completed by radiographers, academics, educators and radiography managers, primarily employed in the NHS, the independent sector or higher education in the United Kingdom (UK).to identify practice developments over the past five years, to quantify the scope of current practice and to explore possible future roles within the UK radiographic workforce. The scope of the research included the NHS primary and secondary sectors, the independent sector and higher education. The work was completed by staff of Department of Radiography, Cardiff University led by Dr Shaaron Pratt and the team including Service Managers and PACS Manager.

  • Scope of Radiographic Practice 2008: A report compiled by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Institute for Employment Studies for the Society and College of Radiographers.

    Date published: 1 November, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-871101-55-7
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    Summary

    This work was commissioned by the Society & College of Radiographers to identify practice developments over the past five years, to quantify the scope of current practice and to explore possible future roles within the UK radiographic workforce. The scope of the research included the NHS primary and secondary sectors, the independent sector and higher education.

  • 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.

  • A Charter for Protected Study Time in Scotland

    Date published: 1 October, 2008 Topics: CPD, Scotland

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    Summary

    This Protected Study Time (PST) Charter has been written specifically for all grades of radiographic professionals working in Scotland and is in response to the need to re-invigorate the campaign for PST in light of the legislative requirements from the regulatory body (Health Professions Council) as stated in article 19,4 of the Health Professions Order 2001.

  • A Guide to Understanding the Implications of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations in Radiotherapy

    Date published: 1 September, 2008 Topics: Radiation protection, Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-905034-30-7
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    Summary

    This guide will be of benefit to chief executives, medical directors, human resources departments and all professionals involved in the delivery of radiotherapy.

    This document aims to address a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) which have come up in formal inspections or have been brought to the attention of the Working Party by its members from their own departments and professions.

  • 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.

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