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  • 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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 January, 2009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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-871101-55-7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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 October, 2008 Topics: Ultrasound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.

  • The Role of the Assistant Practitioner in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 30 June, 2008 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-54-9

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    Summary

    SCoR believes that, similar to the NHS Breast Screening Programme, assistant practitioners who have been suitably trained could undertake this single organ imaging within a supervisory framework. The screening unit will be overseen by a lead clinician and fully trained sonographers who will have special responsibility for quality assurance of staff and screening equipment, staff accreditation, and monitoring of clinical performance. They will also be available to give advice when required, especially in the event of complicated examinations and incidental findings.

  • The Scope of Practice of Assistant Practitioners in Ultrasound

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 30 April, 2008 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-52-2

    Summary

    This document has been produced to provide a definitive statement regarding the policy of the Society and College of Radiographers in respect of the practice of assistant practitioners in ultrasound services. This document provides guidance to service managers and to individuals to support the safe introduction of the assistant practitioner role in ultrasound services.

  • Patient Advocacy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version 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.

  • Learning and Development Framework for Clinical Imaging and Oncology

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 February, 2008 ISBN: 9781-871101-44-1

    Summary

    This major document is an update of the Curriculum Framework published in 2003. The framework embraces all levels of practice involved in the learning and development processes and within academic and or clinical environments across the broad fields of clinical imaging and oncology.

  • Code of Conduct and Ethics

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 February, 2008 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Students ISBN: 9781 871101 45 X

    Summary

    This code replaces the Statements for Professional Conduct published in 2004. It outlines the principles required of a professional working in imaging or radiotherapy. It provides advice and guidance and requires staff to use their professional judgement to apply the principles to the various situations in which they practice and in their personal lives in order to maintain the widest public trust and confidence in the profession.

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