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  • Combined Screening for Trisomy 21 – Frequently asked Questions

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 25 September, 2012 Topics: Ultrasound

    Summary

    On 10th May 2012 representatives of the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) met with the Ultrasound Advisory Group of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)  to discuss combined screening for Trisomy 21. The following are a series of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ on which the discussions were based and are published with the agreement of FASP.

  • IR(ME)R 2000 and IR(ME) Amendment Regulations 2006 & 2011

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2012 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-87-5

    Summary

    Radiographic staff play a pivotal and essential role in the protection of service users, staff and members of the public from the perceived risks of ionising and non-ionising radiations and it is imperative that radiation protection practice is included in an individual’s continuous professional development. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the aid of representatives from the profession, produced this guidance booklet pertaining to the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000) and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) (Amendment) Regulations 2006. Radiation protection principles and UK legislation is the responsibility of all professionals working with radiation and this booklet provides information and policy guidance from SCoR which should be of use to all radiographers, radiography students and radiography assistant practitioners.

  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR'99): Guidance Booklet

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2012 Topics: Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-88-3

    Summary

    Radiographic staff play a pivotal and essential role in the protection of service users, staff and members of the public from the perceived risks of ionising and non-ionising radiations and it is imperative that radiation protection practice is included in an individual’s continuous professional development. The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), with the aid of representatives from the profession, produced this guidance booklet pertaining to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR’99). Radiation protection principles and UK legislation is the responsibility of all professionals working with radiation and this booklet provides information and policy guidance from SCoR which should be of use to all radiographers, radiography students and radiography assistant practitioners

  • Effects of the recession on health and safety 2012

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 12 June, 2012 Topics: Health & safety, Reps ISBN: 978-1-906225-34-6
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    Summary

    In March 2012 the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed accredited health and safety reps in the UK, to ascertain both the effects of the recession and the attacks from the "Con-Dem" Government where having on health and safety. This survey is conducted two years after the original survey. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Radiographers and Naso-Gastric (NG) Intubation

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 April, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray

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    Summary

    This guidance is issued by SCoR in response to National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) report on patients harmed following misplaced naso or orogastric tube, not detected prior to use. Radiographic imaging must always be used and justified responsibly. It provides an accurate snapshot of the position of a naso-gastric (NG) tube at the time of imaging, and is recognised as the 'gold standard' test.

  • Assistant practitioner workforce survey analysis

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 March, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-871101-80-8

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    Summary

    In January 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed heads of departments delivering imaging and radiotherapy services in the UK about their assistant practitioner (AP) workforce. Nearly 170 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • Ultrasound Training, Employment and Registration

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 12 March, 2012 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    This is an updated edition of 2010 publication. SCoR receives many enquiries that relate either to training in ultrasound, employment or registration. Many of these enquiries are from sonographers who trained overseas or would like to undertake ultrasound training in the United Kingdom (UK). It is hoped that this publication will answer many of the more common queries.

  • Good Practice in Supplementary Prescribing and Medicines Management by Radiographers

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 20 January, 2012 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-83-2

    Summary

    This medicines practice guidance provides good practice information. This should underpin the decision-making and actions of radiographers who are annotated with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as supplementary prescribers.

  • The Recording of Images During Diagnostic Examinations

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 January, 2012 Topics: Managers

    Summary

    SCoR has been made aware of an increasing number of requests by patients (and those accompanying them) to take photographs of the diagnostic image on screen using mobile phone and other devices. This has been an issue in obstetric ultrasound and SCoR published guidance in April 2010 see also The recording of images during diagnostic or screening obstetric ultrasound examinations available on the website at http://doc-lib.sor.org.

  • Intimate Examinations and Chaperone Policy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 5 October, 2011 Topics: Managers, Students, Ultrasound

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    Summary

    This policy applies to the imaging and radiotherapy workforce and includes students. It applies equally to both male and female patients and staff and encompasses all forms of diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy planning and treatment. It is designed to be used in conjunction with local Trust, Health Board, Independent Provider or other employing authority policies on intimate examinations and the use of chaperones. These policies should deal equally with the intimate examination of women by men and men by women as well as intimate examinations where the practitioner and patient are the same sex: they should not contain arbitrary exclusions on the basis of sex alone. There should also be an accompanying chaperone policy that applies equally to both male and female members of the imaging and radiotherapy workforce.

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