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  • The Scope of Practice in Medical Ultrasound

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: Managers, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-60-3

    Summary

    The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) is pleased to present this document, which makes explicit its role in the development of ultrasound practice and the support of ultrasound practitioners. For the purpose of this document, ultrasound practitioners are referred to as 'sonographers'. This title includes radiographers as well as those from other professional backgrounds. This document also identifies how the various policies of the SCoR apply in the context of ultrasound practice. It endorses the continuing professional development and education of sonographers and their role in the provision of an ultrasound service which meets the changing needs of patients and harnesses new technological developments.

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

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 July, 2009 Topics: X-ray, Radiotherapy, Radiation protection ISBN: 9781-871101-64-6

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    Summary

    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 (APs).

  • Radiotherapy moving forward: Delivering new radiography staffing models in response to the Cancer Reform Strategy

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 22 June, 2009 Topics: Managers, Radiotherapy ISBN: 9781-871101-59-X
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    Summary

    This guidance from the SCoR is provided to support the development of local radiography staffing models for radiotherapy services and takes account of the recommendations made in the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group report , the Cancer Reform Strategy and within the National Radiotherapy Commissioning Guidance. Implementation of this guidance will enable timely, responsive and cost effective services to be developed and delivered and national targets to be met and sustained.

  • Improving Student Retention: Guidelines and Good Practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 May, 2009 Topics: Education accreditation, Managers, Students ISBN: 978-1-906225-06-3
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    Summary

    This document has been published by SCoR to help in the development of strategies which can be used to maximise student retention. A number of risk factors which impact on retention rates are identified and discussed. Most of the guidelines presented in this document are common sense approaches to retention and many are being widely used across the UK. Through the sharing of experiences, initiatives and good practice the SCoR hope that retention of radiography students may be maximised.

  • Skeletal Survey for Suspected NAI, SIDS and SUDI: Guidance for Radiographers

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 February, 2009 Topics: Managers, X-ray

    Summary

    Summary: SCoR is grateful to members of the Association of Paediatric Radiographers for producing this guidance document which will be invaluable for managers and radiographers involved in imaging in the event of Suspected Non-Accidental Injury, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy/Childhood

  • The Scope of Practice 2009

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED – View the latest version Date published: 1 February, 2009

    Summary

    The aim of this statement is to confirm the current scope of practice for radiographers. The statement does not address the scope of practice for the support workforce, including accredited assistant practitioners, for whom other statements have been published recently.This statement defines the roles of radiographers and their particular contributions to person-centred and person-controlled health and social care.

    The professional body has responsibility for leadership of the profession. In doing so, it strengthens the contributions of radiographers within existing and emerging health and social care teams, specialising and re-designing roles in line with changing service needs.

  • Working Together in Regional Committees

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 January, 2009

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    Summary

    The following guidelines have been drawn up to help Regional Committees to ensure that their activities and events meet the SOR’s commitment to the full participation of all its members in a practical and constructive way. It is hoped that the guidelines will be useful in establishing a culture of equality and fairness in the new structures, and will ensure that our local democracy benefits from the fullest level of participation by all our members.

  • Guidelines For Professional Working Standards: Ultrasound Practice

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 1 October, 2008 Topics: Ultrasound
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    Summary

    These professional working standards, which are not prescriptive, are made available to sonographers to be used as guidelines for good practice. Since the publication of the Guidelines for Professional Working Standards in 1996, service provision, technology and patient expectations in medical ultrasound have been transformed. For this reason, the examination specific section has been changed to present generic statements in order to provide a basis on which departments can generate their own procedures and protocols.

    In response to considerable queries from sonographers related to practice issues, a new section has been introduced to offer guidance. In addition, sonographers are advised to access additional documents such as occupational standards for medical ultrasound and skills-for-health statements in order to inform local departmental procedures.

  • The Role of the Radiographer in Stroke Management

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 16 July, 2008 Topics: X-ray, Managers

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    Summary

    This is a second edition of the advice and guidance document and takes account of Implementing the National Stroke Strategy – an imaging guide.

    Radiographers are a vital part of the specialist stroke care team. Patients with acute brain attack require rapid access to high quality and appropriate imaging in order to diagnose the type of stroke.

  • The Role of the Assistant Practitioner in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

    SUPERSEDED AND ARCHIVED Date published: 30 June, 2008 Topics: Assistant practitioners, Ultrasound ISBN: 9781-871101-54-9

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    Summary

    SCoR believes that, similar to the NHS Breast Screening Programme, assistant practitioners who have been suitably trained could undertake this single organ imaging within a supervisory framework. The screening unit will be overseen by a lead clinician and fully trained sonographers who will have special responsibility for quality assurance of staff and screening equipment, staff accreditation, and monitoring of clinical performance. They will also be available to give advice when required, especially in the event of complicated examinations and incidental findings.

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