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  • Resuscitation Training for the Radiography Workforce

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 31 March, 2014 Topics: Managers

    Summary

    SCoR publishes this statement to clarify the expectations of the professional body with regard to training in resuscitation. The subject was raised as a motion at the Annual Delegates Conference in 2013 and this statement is issued in response. The provision of resuscitation training is the responsibility of the employing authority and clearly the nature of training requires that it should be regular and include hands-on practical training for it to be effective.

  • Census of the Radiotherapy Radiographic Workforce in the UK 2013

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 24 March, 2014 Topics: Radiotherapy, Surveys ISBN: 978-1-909802-02-5

    Summary

    This report provides a summary of the radiotherapy radiographic workforce in the UK in the National Health Service (NHS) and private/independent healthcare sector.

  • The supply and administration of medicines and contrast agents: results of survey into current practice in imaging and radiotherapy departments

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 28 February, 2014 Topics: Managers, Surveys

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) undertook this survey to find out about current practice with regard to supply and administration of medicines (which includes contrast agents). This survey focused on what and how medicines are used in imaging and it included imaging in radiotherapy as part of treatment planning.

  • Proton Beam Therapy - Interim Guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 28 February, 2014 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Radiotherapy

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    Summary

    SCoR publishes this interim guidance and advice document to provide members and education providers with an overview of the likely educational and professional requirements for the effective delivery of a proton beam therapy service.

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    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 19 February, 2014 Topics: Independent practitioners, Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 978-1-909802-01-8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

  • Quality imaging services for primary care: a good practice guide

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 21 May, 2013 Topics: Radiation protection
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    Summary

    In the changing healthcare system in which we now all live and work, it is timely that we focus on providing quality imaging services for primary care. This document has been developed collaboratively between The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) as a good practice guide to developing collaborative practices between diagnostic imaging departments and primary care providers for the benefit of patients, and to support GPs in delivering excellent, timely care.

    Joint document:

    • Royal College of General Practitioners
    • Society and College of Radiographers
    • The Royal College of Radiologists

    Quality Imaging Services for Primary Care

  • Report on the Census of the Radiotherapy Workforce in the UK 2012

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 10 May, 2013 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 1-871101-98-0
  • 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).

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