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  • 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: Christina Freeman 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: Sarah James 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: Christina Freeman 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: Christina Freeman 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.

  • Image Guided Radiotherapy – Guidance for implementation and use

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 31 January, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy
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    This NCAT guidance, developed by professionals from SCoR,RCR, IPEM and HPA, should be read inconjunction with  On Target: Ensuring Geometric Accuracy (joint SCOR, IPEM, RCR publication 2008) which is also available on the policy and guidance document library

    The NRAG report, published in 2007, sets out the important role of 4D adaptive radiotherapy (4D-ART), and advanced radiotherapy should become the standard of care. This guidance is written to support the wider adoption and application of Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) to enable the future implementation of 4D adaptive radiotherapy throughout England. 

    This guidance is designed for radiotherapy professionals of all disciplines in the implementation, choice and use of appropriate IGRT techniques to ensure high quality standards across England.

  • Good practice guide for paediatric radiotherapy

    Responsible officer: Charlotte Beardmore Date published: 24 January, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection, Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-905034-59-8

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    Summary

    This joint document from the College of Radiographers, Royal College of Radiologists and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group provides guidance and advice to ensure delivery of the best clinical outcomes, to ensure patient safety and to provide a high quality patient and family experience.

  • Education and Career Framework for the Radiography Workforce

    Responsible officer: Louise Coleman Date published: 3 January, 2013 Topics: Advanced practitioners, Assistant practitioners, Consultations, CPD, Education accreditation, Managers, Radiation protection, Researchers ISBN: 1-871101-92-1

    Summary

    This third version of the Education and Career Framework is intended for the guidance and support of the whole imaging and radiotherapy workforce. It is an interactive web-based tool, which members can use to support their individual professional development in what is, for many, likely to be a portfolio career pathway. In this way, a degree of future-proofing has been built in. This tool enables individuals to navigate a range of learning and development opportunities starting from where they are and includes example pathways, outcomes, indicative curricula where relevant, case studies and a wealth of hyperlinks to relevant websites and resources. The Framework is intentionally non-prescriptive, reflecting the changing service context.

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