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  • Caring for People with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy)

    Date published: 8 January, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-909802-04-9

    Summary

    This clinical practice guideline is a comprehensive set of evidence-based recommendations for the whole radiographic workforce caring for people with dementia and their carers when undergoing imaging and/or radiotherapy. It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion, including service users, and subjected to peer professional, lay and external review. The guideline has recommendations for good practice for individual members of the radiographic workforce, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

  • Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service

    Date published: 5 January, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound
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    Summary: The RCR and the Society and College of Radiographers have produced this document which sets standards in key areas that are seen as essential for the delivery of high-quality and effective ultrasound imaging services and examinations. The aim is to clarify the components of a clinically safe and efficient ultrasound service. It is relevant to all services that carry out ultrasound and to those individuals responsible for the commissioning of such services.

  • Diagnostic Radiography UK Workforce Report 2014

    Date published: 1 November, 2014 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Surveys
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    Summary

    In September 2014, the College of Radiographers (CoR) carried out a census of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. The objectives were to establish the size, structure and vacancy rate of the workforce in order to inform workforce planning. Nearly 100 employers responded to an online questionnaire representing over 200 workplaces delivering radiography services, employing approximately 25% of the diagnostic radiography workforce in the UK. This document presents an analysis of the census results.

  • Analysis of student and recently qualified radiographers survey 2014

    Date published: 22 September, 2014 Topics: Students, Surveys

    Summary

    In July 2014, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed current radiography students and recently qualified radiographers to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences. Over 600 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their student debt and their experiences in their first job. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Guidance on long term consequences of treatment for gynaecological cancer. Part 1: Pelvic radiotherapy

    Date published: 30 June, 2014 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy
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    This document is aimed at UK gynaecological oncology professionals but will also be useful to anyone, including primary care professionals, involved in the care of women at any time before or after pelvic radiotherapy or brachytherapy (eg for cervical, uterine, vulval, vaginal, bladder, anal and colorectal cancers).

    The main purpose of this document is to ensure that women diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer will be offered appropriate information on the signs and symptoms of long term consequences of pelvic radiotherapy and that they, and the professionals caring for them, are aware of pathways of care that should be available.

    Hard copies can be ordered from macmillan http://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/p-21594-guidance-on-long-term-consequences-of-treatment-for-gynaecological-cancer.aspx

  • Guidance for Radiographers providing Forensic Radiography Services

    Date published: 30 May, 2014 Topics: Managers, X-ray

    Summary

    This document updates Guidance for Radiographers providing Forensic Radiography Services published in 2010. Radiography for forensic purposes is a complex area of practice for the diagnostic radiographer and The Society and College of Radiographers is pleased to provide this guidance and advice document written with the Association of Forensic Radiographers. Radiographers involved in providing forensic services and their managers and employers will find this document invaluable.

  • Senior Service Manager Survey Analysis

    Date published: 14 May, 2014 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    In October and November 2013, SCoR surveyed senior diagnostic and therapeutic service managers about their roles, responsibilities, priorities and development needs. A total of 313 respondents replied to the online questionnaire. The results and analysis are published in this document.

  • Summary

    Best practice is that anatomical side markers should be present in the primary beam for all images and SCoR expects this to be the case unless there are exceptional circumstances.

  • Resuscitation Training for the Radiography Workforce

    Date published: 31 March, 2014 Topics: Managers

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this statement to clarify the expectations of the professional body with regard to training in resuscitation. The subject was raised as a motion at the Annual Delegates Conference in 2013 and this statement is issued in response. The provision of resuscitation training is the responsibility of the employing authority and clearly the nature of training requires that it should be regular and include hands-on practical training for it to be effective.

  • Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK 2013

    Date published: 24 March, 2014 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-909802-02-5

    Summary

    This report provides a summary of the radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the UK in the National Health Service (NHS) and private/independent healthcare sector.

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