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  • Survey into student bullying on clinical placement

    Date published: 27 June, 2016 Topics: Managers, Students


    It is acknowleged that some students on clinical placement experience bullying and harassment. The Society and College of Radiographers believes that any form of bullying and harassment is unacceptable. Thankfully the vast majority of  students experience both a rewarding and supportive academic and clinical placement, which is facilitated by supportive teaching teams and clinical lecturers/educators.

  • Computerised Tomography (CT) scanners in Nuclear Medicine facilities; use by nuclear medicine practitioners from both radiographic and technologist backgrounds.

    Date published: 24 June, 2016 Topics: Nuclear medicine


    It is recognised by the SCoR that the developing use of multi-detector computerised tomography (MDCT) scanners within nuclear medicine facilities provides a challenge to the non-medical workforce to assure high quality patient services. The Nuclear Medicine Advisory Group (NMAG) of the SCoR has developed this statement to support the non-medical workforce in delivering safe services.

  • Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: The Vision for Therapeutic Radiography

    Date published: 21 June, 2016 Topics: Radiotherapy ISBN: 978-1-909802-10-0


    SCoR publishes this guidance document to support development of therapeutic radiography services. Since 1997 when SCoR published Therapeutic Radiography: A Vision for the Future, guidance and advice documents have been published which have defined the direction of travel for therapeutic radiographers and supported them to embrace change in order to respond and to deliver patient-centred care.

    This document supersedes and replaces existing SCoR therapeutic radiography guidance. It outlines the practice of therapeutic radiography in providing high quality care to patients while continuing to develop the scope of practice of therapeutic radiography, safely and effectivelywhen working as a critical part of the radiotherapy team and responding to the challenges of a changing health care provider environment.

    It builds on the recently published SCoR’s ‘Principles of safe staffing for radiography leaders’ guidance, informs the therapeutic radiography profession and supports the head of radiotherapy (radiotherapy service manager) by outlining the principles to be considered with regards to the therapeutic radiography workforce.

  • Have you paused and checked? MRI

    Date published: 17 May, 2016 Topics: MRI


    ‘Have you paused and checked?’ posters and prompt cards have been published to serve as a handy reminder for radiographers carrying out MRI examinations. The posters are designed in a PDF format to allow for easy downloading and printing. They can then be displayed in the department as required. There are A4 and A3 sizes available and also an A6 version that is small enough to be placed close to a machine or work station. The guidance covers patient checks, anatomical checks, user checks, system and settings checks, exposure checks and reminders on what to do at the end of an examination.

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  • Intimate Examinations and Chaperone Policy

    Date published: 5 May, 2016 Topics: Managers, Students, Ultrasound


    This document is a new edition providing guidance on intimate examinations and the use of chaperones. It was first published by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) in October 2011. This 2016 edition now includes references to updated General Medical Council advice published in 2013 along with minor changes and additions to the advice given. There has also been updating of other references, particularly those linking to more recent Royal College of Radiologists, Medical Defence Union and UK government publications. This document has relevance for the SCoR’s entire imaging and therapy workforce.

  • Have you paused and checked? Ultrasound

    Date published: 8 April, 2016 Topics: Ultrasound


    ‘Have you paused and checked?’ posters and a prompt card have been launched to support ultrasound practitioners in clinical imaging services. They are designed to act as a ready reminder of the checks that need to be made when any ultrasound examination is undertaken. The posters are designed in PDF format to allow for easy downloading and printing. They can then be displayed in the department as required. There are A4 and A3 sizes available and also an A6 version that is small enough to be placed close to a machine or work station. The posters have been developed by a joint working party from the SCoR and the British Medical Ultrasound Society. 

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  • Have you paused and checked? IR(ME)R

    Date published: 5 April, 2016 Topics: Radiation protection


    ‘Have you paused and checked?’ posters and a prompt card support IR(ME)R operators in clinical imaging services. The posters are for displaying in the department and the prompt card to act as an aide memoire at work stations. There are two versions of the poster: one with statements and the other with questions. They can be downloaded below as PDFs and printed in A4 and A3 sizes. The prompt card can also be downloaded and printed.

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  • Health and Care Professions (H&CP) Practice Education Guidance

    Date published: 18 March, 2016 Topics: Educators
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    This practice education statement has been developed by the Health and Care Professions (H&CP) Education Leads Group in collaboration with the National Association of Educators in Practice (NAEP) and the Council of Deans of Health (CoDH). The purpose of the practice education statement and associated guidance is to foster a culture whereby all learners should have an inclusive, learning-centred, empowering and level appropriate learning experience.

    This document is available as a PDF only. Click here to download. 

  • Practice Guidance for Radiographer Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribers

    Date published: 22 February, 2016 Topics: Managers ISBN: 978-1-909802-09-4


    SCoR publishes this practice guidance to help radiographers understand the complexities of the law and legislation around prescribing. The information given will underpin the decision-making and actions of radiographer prescribers and enhance their practice. Since 2005 both diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers could train to become supplementary prescribers and recent changes in legislation mean that therapeutic radiographers can now train to undertake independent prescribing.

  • A survey of social and commercial aspects linked to the two NHS fetal anomaly screening scans: an on-line survey

    Date published: 8 December, 2015 Topics: Ultrasound

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    SCoR publishes this survey of social and commercial aspects linked to the two NHS fetal anomaly screening scans. These are aspects that are not clinically related but are important for the mother and her family. They include having her partner or other adults and children accompany her, the possibility of being given an opinion of the fetal sex and obtaining images and photographs to take home. These aspects do not form part of national screening programme requirements which are solely concerned with clinical evaluation by ultrasound.

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