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  • 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.

  • Information Management and Technology: further advice and guidance on curriculum

    Date published: 31 May, 2008 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-53-0

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    Summary

    This advice and guidance document has been prepared by members of the Information Management and Technology (IM&T) Group to provide additional information on the knowledge and understanding needed by the radiography workforce in order to meet the demands of working in an environment where technology and information management systems are ever more complex. The document builds on the information given in the Learning and Development Framework for Clinical Imaging and Oncology.

  • Patient Advocacy

    Date published: 30 April, 2008 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-51-4

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) publishes this advice and guidance document on patient advocacy in response to the drive to improve patient autonomy and patients' rights. In this document, SCoR have put forward their understanding of the requirements of a radiographer in an advocacy role, have provided several example case studies and have referred to some of the issues surrounding this role in practice.

  • Continuing Professional Development: Professional and Regulatory Requirements

    Date published: 30 April, 2008 Topics: CPD ISBN: 9781-871101-50-6

    Summary

    Recent years have seen enormous advances in the approach taken to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This document builds on the existing policy of The Society and College of Radiographers and sets out clearly:

    • The College’s definition of CPD
    • The professional’s responsibility to undertake and record CPD
    • The rationale and practical requirements for CPD accreditation
    • The roles of employers, managers and providers of education and training
    • The links between the College’s requirements for CPD accreditation and the UK regulatory requirements as set out in the Health Professions Council’s ‘CPD Standards’
  • Towards Safer Radiotherapy

    Date published: 31 March, 2008 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 978-1-905034-25-3

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    Summary

    This joint document gives advice and help on how to deliver safer radiotherapy treatment.

  • Clinical Imaging Requests from Non-Medically Qualified Professionals

    Date published: 1 March, 2008 Topics: Radiation protection
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    Summary

    Joint document with Royal College of Nursing, General Chiropractic Council, General Osteopathic Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, NHS Alliance, The Royal College of Radiologists and Society and College of Radiographers Officer: Maria Murray

  • Education Strategy for Scotland

    Date published: 1 February, 2008 Topics: Education accreditation, Scotland ISBN: 9781 871101 46 8

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    Summary

    The healthcare environment and the health care workforce have seen major reconfiguration in recent years and this change continues apace. This strategy provides guidance for institutions developing educational and professional development initiatives for radiographers, taking the Scottish perspective into account.

  • Safety representatives and safety committees: The Regulations, Codes of Practice and guidance relating to the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations, 1977. ;

    Date published: 1 January, 2008 ISBN: 978 0 7176 6311 8

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    Summary

    This booklet also lists all other health and safety legislation that requires employers to consult with employees or safety representatives.

  • Consent to Imaging and Radiotherapy Treatment Examinations

    Date published: 31 July, 2007 ISBN: 9781-871101-42-5
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    This document contains information, advice and guidance on the general principles of good practice in seeking consent from patients prior to examinations and treatment undertaken by the radiography workforce in clinical imaging and radiotherapy departments. It has been informed by current available evidence.

  • Body Mapping: A resource for SoR Health and Safety Representatives

    Date published: 1 March, 2007

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    Summary

    Body mapping  is a tool that helps to get members talking about the effects of work on their health and enables health and safety representatives to identify clusters of common problems and their causes. It is particularly  useful for identifying musculoskeletal problems which can be fed back to managers along with any solutions identified by members.

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