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  • Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK, 2014

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 3 June, 2015 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-909802-06-3

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this  report to update previous  UK national radiotherapy workforce surveys.This report provides a summary of the UK radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the National Health Service (NHS) and private/independent healthcare sector. It is deemed to be of interest to the NHS England Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group and similar groups in the other UK countries, the Radiotherapy Board, NHS Centre for Workforce Intelligence, Health Education England, Local Education and Training Boards, Migration Advisory Committee and commissioners and providers of radiotherapy.

  • Principles of safe staffing for radiography leaders

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 7 May, 2015 Topics: Managers

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    Summary

    This document aims to provide principles which should be considered when reviewing staffing models for clinical imaging or radiotherapy/oncology services. It includes key reference texts but these are not exhaustive. All policy and guidance documents issued by the Society and College of Radiographers are available from the website at https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library.

  • Sale of Images, Determination of Fetal Sex and Commercial Aspects Related to NHS Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations (Second Edition)

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 24 April, 2015 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound
  • Skin care advice for patients undergoing radical external beam megavoltage radiotherapy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 10 February, 2015

    Summary

    This clinical practice guideline is a set of evidence-based recommendations to assist radiographers, radiotherapy nurses, and the wider radiotherapy workforce, in advising patients how to care for their skin while undergoing a course of radical external beam radiotherapy (excluding proton therapy).  It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion and subjected to peer, professional, and lay assessment. The guideline has recommendations for evidence based practice for individual practitioners, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers.

     

     

    Endorsed by the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society.

  • Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000: briefing for radiographers who undertake commenting or reporting

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 3 February, 2015 Topics: Radiation protection, Reporting
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    Summary

    SCoR issues this briefing to make clear that “clinical evaluation” is a role carried out by an “Operator” under IR(ME)R. Radiographers who either undertake initial image interpretation (commenting) or full reporting need to be aware that IR(ME)R requires them to be appropriately trained for the role

  • Skin care advice for patients undergoing radical external beam megavoltage radiotherapy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 12 January, 2015

    Summary

    This clinical practice guideline is a set of evidence-based recommendations to assist radiographers, radiotherapy nurses, and the wider radiotherapy workforce, in advising patients how to care for their skin whilst undergoing a course of radical external beam radiotherapy (excluding proton therapy). It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion and subjected to peer, professional, and lay assessment. The guideline has recommendations for evidence based practice for individual practitioners, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers. 
  • Caring for People with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy)

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version 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).

  • Work Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (Sonographers)

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 8 October, 2014 Topics: Health & safety, Managers, Ultrasound, X-ray

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers receives many enquiries from sonographers about work related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD). The following is a compilation of some of the answers that Nigel Thomson (Professional Officer for Ultrasound) and Lyn West-Wigley (Policy Officer: Health and Safety) have given. It provides a broad overview of the subject and gives links to more definitive documentation and advice. A new section on scanning the high BMI patient has been included in this second edition following several enquiries.

  • Ultrasound Training, Employment, Registration and Professional Indemnity Insurance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 July, 2014 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) receives many enquiries that relate either to training in ultrasound, employment or registration. Many of these enquiries are from sonographers who have trained overseas or would like to undertake ultrasound training in the United Kingdom (UK). It is hoped that the following will answer many of the more common queries.

  • Sonographer Workforce Survey Analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 10 June, 2014 Topics: Surveys, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-906225-40-7
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    Summary

    In May and June 2014, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) surveyed ultrasound departments in the UK. The aim of the survey was to obtain data on the number of sonographers employed and the number of vacancies. Nearly sixty ultrasound departments responded to an online questionnaire covering a range of questions about staffing and vacancy levels. This report presents the results of this survey.

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