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  • Independent Practitioners: standards and guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 19 February, 2014 Topics: Independent practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-01-8

    Summary

    This document was archived on 4th December 2018. Advice on independent practice can be found at https://www.sor.org/sites/default/files/document-versions/scor_bmus_guidelines_final.pdf  Section 1.21.
    There is also information at https://www.sor.org/career-progression/independent-practitioners/independent-practice-and-independent-practitioners

    The term Independent Practitioner encompasses all those members of SCoR who are healthcare practitioners (whether registered with a regulatory body or not) and who are not directly classed as employees. They provide services to Healthcare Commissioners, Trusts and Health Boards, corporate medical companies and, in some cases, directly to members of the public who may self-refer. These services include diagnostic imaging, screening, Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), therapy and education. Independent practitioner members may, for example, be self-employed, partners, company directors, franchisors or franchisees. The SCoR supports the role of the independent practitioner and recognises the need for policies to enable them to provide highly professional standards of care. This document provides guidelines for professional practice for members who are working within the definition stated above; it does not directly apply to employees of independent providers.

  • The Recording of Images by Patients during Diagnostic Imaging (including screening) and Radiotherapy.

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 2 January, 2014 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers has been made aware of an increasing number of requests by patients (and/or those accompanying them) to take photographs or videos of the image on the screen,  the overall examination or treatment by using mobile phones and other devices. This document combines separate but related advice for general diagnostic imaging and obstetric ultrasound which has been previously published by the SCoR. It is extended in scope to include all members of the professional workforce for diagnostic imaging or radiotherapy and also now includes references to social media. 

  • Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 14 March, 2013 Topics: MRI ISBN: 1-871101-95-6

    Summary

    SCoR and BAMRR issue this guidance and advice document on safety issues in MRI. This second edition updates the 2007 document and provides direction on where appropriate information can be found.

  • Ultrasound examination times and appointments

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 14 March, 2013 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) is aware that sonographers working for some NHS Trusts, Health Boards or other Imaging Service Providers are coming under increasing pressure to reduce the time allowed for ultrasound examination appointments. In addition, there have also been instances where extra appointments have been added prospectively to a booked list as a way of compensating for patients who do not attend (DNA).

  • Good practice guide for paediatric radiotherapy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version 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.

  • Computed Tomographic Colonography: Guidance on Standards

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 31 October, 2012 Topics: Managers, X-ray ISBN: 1-871101-91-3

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    Summary

    Over the last decade there has been increasing use of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) in the diagnosis of colo-rectal cancer and a subsequent increase in the establishment of CTC services. Radiographers have been involved in work undertaken to set international standards for CTC. This guidance note provides information on standards for CTC and points to the key paper in which these are described.

  • Analysis of students and recent graduates survey 2012

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 October, 2012 Topics: Students, Surveys

    Summary

    In July 2012, the Society and College of Radiographers surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences. Nearly 500 respondents answered a range of questions in an online questionnaire about the reasons they chose radiography, their finances during and after their degree and their experiences in their first job. This document presents an analysis of this survey.

  • 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

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