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  • The recording of images during diagnostic or screening obstetric ultrasound examinations

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 21 May, 2010 Topics: Ultrasound

    Summary

    Sonographers are frequently asked by a woman's partner or other person accompanying them if they will allow them to make their own real-time recording of a diagnostic or screening obstetric ultrasound examination. This request may be to record the examination with a mobile telephone, record on to a DVD or utilise other digital or analogue recording media. SCoR issues this guidance and advice to help departments decide on what policy to take in this regard.

  • Medical Image Interpretation by Radiographers: Definitive Guidance

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 10 May, 2010 Topics: Managers, Reporting, X-ray ISBN: 9781-871101-68-9

    Summary

    Replaced by:

    Preliminary Clinical Evaluation and Reporting by Radiographers: Policy and Practice Guidance

  • Statement on Ultrasound referrals and professional indemnity insurance arrangements

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 26 April, 2010 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound

    Summary

    The purpose of this guidance is to consider current ultrasound referral practice against existing Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements for members of the Society of Radiographers (SOR) who are practising sonographers. This guidance also applies to those individuals who are members of the Society for  Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland (SVT) and who obtain PII through the SOR. In particular, this guidance identifies the practice requirements of the SOR in order for individuals to remain within the terms of the professional indemnity provided. This document is additional to existing guidance on the Society's professional indemnity membership benefit as published in the SCoR document 'Summary of Professional Liability Insurance Policy' which members are strongly advised to read

  • Research and the Radiography profession: A strategy for research 2010 - 2015

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 26 April, 2010 Topics: Managers, Researchers

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) is pleased to present its third Strategy for Research, continuing the work of previous editions. This recognises the important link between research and clinical practice, ensuring an evidence-based culture for the radiographic profession. SCoR has determined strategic drivers and a five year plan for the profession to help managers produce their own departmental strategies for research and to aid those in the profession who wish to be research active but are unsure of the help and support available.

  • Ultrasound Training, Employment and Registration

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 24 February, 2010 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-81-6

    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 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.

  • Analysis of ultrasound workforce survey 2009

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 9 November, 2009 Topics: Ultrasound

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    Summary

    In September 2009, the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed NHS ultrasound departments in the UK about the recruitment, training and retention of the ultrasound workforce. 45 managers answered a range of questions about their workforce on behalf of their departments in an online questionnaire. This document presents an analysis of the survey.

  • Employee Development, Review and Progression (including the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework): Practical Guidance for Managers and Practitioners

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2009 Topics: Managers ISBN: 9781-871101-65-4

    Summary

    This document sets out the Society of Radiographers' expectations regarding employee development, review and progression. The guidance and advice includes general principles and recommends best practice in the use of employer-led systems to support these and also considers these principles within the context of the UK National Health Service (NHS) Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

  • Approval and Accreditation Board Annual Report 2008-9

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 November, 2009 ISBN: 9781-871101-66-2

    Summary

    The College of Radiographers is pleased to release the 2008-9 Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) Report. This is the fifth year of operation of the AAB since its inauguration.

    It continues to accomplish a significant amount of progress in the development of policy and overseeing and advising on all aspects of the approval and accreditation of courses and individuals to ensure consistency of approach and standards. The AAB provides a single framework in which all education approval work and accreditation activities are undertaken. The AAB takes its responsibility to maintain high quality radiography provision for the medical imaging and
    radiotherapy workforce very seriously and is continually working to raise standards.

    This report draws into a single commentary the approval and accreditation activity over the 2008-9 academic year. Its purpose is to provide a national overview of the nature and scope of education provision for the radiography workforce, thus giving a benchmark for institutions (EIs) to use to support self-evaluation and development planning. The report provides comprehensive data and statistical information on the current and future workforce and is recognised as the
    most authoritative record of radiography student recruitment, retention and completion in the UK.

  • Survey of students and recent graduates 2009

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 August, 2009 Topics: Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-11-7

    Summary

    In July 2009, the Society of Radiographers (SoR) surveyed current students and recent graduates from radiography programmes to gather information about their motivations, finances and experiences.

    Nearly 600 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

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

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: X-ray, Radiotherapy, Radiation protection ISBN: 9871-871101-64-8

    Summary

    This important advice and guidance document will be published as an on-line document to read in the Autumn but meanwhile the advice is posted as a pdf document. 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 (APs). Radiographers with the additional responsibility of Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) should, as good practice, be involved in IR(ME)R matters within their local department even though it is not their statutory responsibility.

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