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  • Quality imaging services for primary care: a good practice guide

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 21 May, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection
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    Summary

    In the changing healthcare system in which we now all live and work, it is timely that we focus on providing quality imaging services for primary care. This document has been developed collaboratively between The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) as a good practice guide to developing collaborative practices between diagnostic imaging departments and primary care providers for the benefit of patients, and to support GPs in delivering excellent, timely care.

    Joint document:

    • Royal College of General Practitioners
    • Society and College of Radiographers
    • The Royal College of Radiologists

    Quality Imaging Services for Primary Care

  • Report on the Census of the Radiotherapy Workforce in the UK 2012

    Responsible officer: Spencer Goodman Date published: 10 May, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 1-871101-98-0
  • Improving retention of the radiotherapy workforce - the role of practice placements in student attrition from pre-registration programmes in England: executive summary and recommendations

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 30 April, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy, Students
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    Summary

    The issue of attrition from training placements for therapeutic radiographers has been a challenge for some years. This report written by Hazel Colyer and supported by the Society and College of Radiographers through the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group's Workforce sub-group, tackles the issue with key recommendations and evidence-based opportunities.

    For the full report see Improving retention of the radiotherapy workforce - the role of practice placements in student attrition from pre-registration programmes in England: Full report

  • Guidance on the Management and Governance of Additional Radiotherapy Capacity

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 26 April, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection
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    Summary

    This guidance and advice is published jointly by the Society and College of Radiographers, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Royal College of Radiologists to provide support and information with respect to the practical issues which need to be considered in developing a new radiotherapy service, including service models. It will also support those who have responsibility for commissioning and providing additional radiotherapy services.

    There are 2 downloadable pdf documents; executive summary and the full guidance and advice document

    BFCO(13)1_RT_capacity_summary.pdf

    BFCO(13)1_RT_capacity.pdf

  • The Scope of Practice 2013

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 21 March, 2013 ISBN: 1-871101-97-2

    Summary

    Summary: The aim of this statement is to confirm the current scope of practice for the professional workforce for diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. The term 'professional workforce' includes the following practitioners: diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, dosimetrists and others working at autonomous practitioner level. In this way, this scope of practice statement is relevant for all those health care professionals working within diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy with the exception of the support workforce, including assistant practitioners, for whom other statements have been published.

  • A project to develop draft modules and a credit framework to support development of management skills in radiographers

    Responsible officer: Alexandra Lipton Date published: 13 March, 2013 Topics: Managers ISBN: 1-871101-96-4

    Summary

    SCoR publishes the findings of a project which was undertaken for the SCoR by University of Hertfordshire and the Institute for Employment Studies in August 2012 to develop draft modules and a credit framework to support development of management skills in radiographers. SCoR commends the outcomes as guidance for individuals looking to develop themselves in this direction, and to education providers who are seeking to either develop programmes for aspirant and actual managers in the profession, or ensure their current management development programmes cater effectively for the radiography profession.

  • A guide to modern radiotherapy

    Responsible officer: Spencer Goodman Date published: 6 March, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 1-871101-94-8

    Summary

    This document provides up to date information for patients on radiotherapy. Radiotherapy is the use of radiation to damage and kill diseased cells. Its main use is found in cancer treatment where it can be used on its own, or as part of a wider treatment of the cancer which might also involve surgery or chemotherapy.

  • Bariatric Patients: Guidance and Advice for the Radiography Workforce

    Responsible officer: Rachel Harris Date published: 1 March, 2013 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Radiotherapy, X-ray ISBN: 1-871101-94-8

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    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) publishes this guidance for the radiography workforce, including recommendations for action so that the care of bariatric patients in imaging and radiotherapy departments is of the highest standard and that members of the radiography workforce imaging and radiotherapy services are protected from possible injury related to moving and lifting.

  • Guidance on Out of Hours Working and your Personal Scope of Practice

    Responsible officer: Susan Johnson Date published: 13 February, 2013

    Summary

    SCoR issues this guidance in response to a number of questions about radiographers' scope of practice in hours outside the normal working day resulting from growth in the introduction of shift systems of working; ie during shift systems and duty periods when there may be much reduced, or no, medical staff on duty within the imaging or radiotherapy services.

  • Preliminary Clinical Evaluation and Clinical Reporting by Radiographers: Policy and Practice Guidance

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 11 February, 2013 Topics: Reporting

    Summary

    Diagnostic radiographers are well placed to support development of clinical imaging services through their acknowledged responsiveness and ability. With appropriate skills development, they are able to make first line interpretation of images in support of patient management and, following College of Radiographers approved postgraduate training, to provide definitive reports for a wide range of examinations. This document provides policy and practice guidance to support the implementation and further growth of clinical reporting and to support the transition from abnormality signalling systems (such as 'red dot' systems) to written preliminary clinical evaluation systems.

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