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  • Student radiographers & trainee assistant practitioners as “Operators” under IR(ME)R 2000/2006

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 13 May, 2009 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers, Radiation protection, Students

    Summary

    This statement explains the advice given by The College of Radiographers that student radiographers and trainee assistant practitioners should not be entitled as “Operators” under under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 as amended in 2006 (IR(ME)R 2000/2006).

  • Improving Student Retention: Guidelines and Good Practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-06-3
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    Summary

    This document has been published by SCoR to help in the development of strategies which can be used to maximise student retention. A number of risk factors which impact on retention rates are identified and discussed. Most of the guidelines presented in this document are common sense approaches to retention and many are being widely used across the UK. Through the sharing of experiences, initiatives and good practice the SCoR hope that retention of radiography students may be maximised.

  • Protected Study Time - Guidance for Radiographers, Managers and Union Representatives

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: CPD, Managers

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    Summary

    The Society of Radiographers publishes this guidance regarding the provision of protected study time. Protected study time is defined as 'A contractually agreed allocation of hours or days per annum, to be taken by the employee for the purposes of self-directed study and other CPD activities'. This document gives guidance and provides radiographers, managers and union representatives with a clear understanding of the current policies of the Society of Radiographers in this regard.

  • Skeletal Survey for Suspected NAI, SIDS and SUDI: Guidance for Radiographers

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 February, 2009 Topics: Managers, X-ray

    Summary

    Summary: SCoR is grateful to members of the Association of Paediatric Radiographers for producing this guidance document which will be invaluable for managers and radiographers involved in imaging in the event of Suspected Non-Accidental Injury, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy/Childhood

  • The Scope of Practice 2009

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 February, 2009

    Summary

    The aim of this statement is to confirm the current scope of practice for radiographers. The statement does not address the scope of practice for the support workforce, including accredited assistant practitioners, for whom other statements have been published recently.This statement defines the roles of radiographers and their particular contributions to person-centred and person-controlled health and social care.

    The professional body has responsibility for leadership of the profession. In doing so, it strengthens the contributions of radiographers within existing and emerging health and social care teams, specialising and re-designing roles in line with changing service needs.

  • Working Together in Regional Committees

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 January, 2009

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    Summary

    The following guidelines have been drawn up to help Regional Committees to ensure that their activities and events meet the SOR’s commitment to the full participation of all its members in a practical and constructive way. It is hoped that the guidelines will be useful in establishing a culture of equality and fairness in the new structures, and will ensure that our local democracy benefits from the fullest level of participation by all our members.

  • 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.

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED 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.

  • Guidelines For Professional Working Standards: Ultrasound Practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 October, 2008 Topics: Ultrasound
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    Summary

    These professional working standards, which are not prescriptive, are made available to sonographers to be used as guidelines for good practice. Since the publication of the Guidelines for Professional Working Standards in 1996, service provision, technology and patient expectations in medical ultrasound have been transformed. For this reason, the examination specific section has been changed to present generic statements in order to provide a basis on which departments can generate their own procedures and protocols.

    In response to considerable queries from sonographers related to practice issues, a new section has been introduced to offer guidance. In addition, sonographers are advised to access additional documents such as occupational standards for medical ultrasound and skills-for-health statements in order to inform local departmental procedures.

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

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED 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.

  • The Role of the Radiographer in Stroke Management

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 July, 2008 Topics: Managers, X-ray

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    Summary

    This is a second edition of the advice and guidance document and takes account of Implementing the National Stroke Strategy – an imaging guide.

    Radiographers are a vital part of the specialist stroke care team. Patients with acute brain attack require rapid access to high quality and appropriate imaging in order to diagnose the type of stroke.

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