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Preamble

The purpose of this paper is to reinforce and clarify existing guidance given by SCoR on the verification of patient identification and the seeking of consent from patients/clients by student radiographers, assistant practitioners and trainee assistant practitioners. It also clarifies the role of the supervising  registered health care professional.  Guidance on consent has been produced by SCoR13 and Department of Health (England)14 and others.

FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLARITY WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT, THE TERM “NON-REGISTERED WORKFORCE” MEANS STUDENT RADIOGRAPHERS, ASSISTANT PRACTITIONERS AND TRAINEE ASSISTANT PRACTITIONERS

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