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Society of Radiographers

The Society of Radiographers (SoR) is a professional body and trade union that represents more than 90 percent of the diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers in the United Kingdom. The College of Radiographers (CoR) is a charitable subsidiary of the Society, they are collectively known as the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

SOR / COR / SCoR
Society and College of Radiographers
Founded1920
HeadquartersLondon, England
Location
Members
26,698 (excluding 3,009 students)
Key people
  • President - Gill Hodges BSc (Hons)
  • President Elect - Chris Kalinka DCR DRI MSc BSc
  • Vice President - Claire Donaldson DCR BSc
  • Chief Executive Officer - Mr R Evans HDCR OBE
  • Head of Professional Policy Professor - Mrs C Beardmore FCR MBA (Open) DMS BSc (Hons) DCR(R) & (T)
  • Head of Industrial Strategy - Mr W Town MA DCR(T) DLS
  • Head of Finance and Operations - Mr D Manek
AffiliationsEFRS, ISRRT, NICE TUC, PARN, STUC, WRETF
Websitewww.sor.org

It was founded in 1920 in an effort to provide standardised training and registration for Radiographers within the British Isles. Until 1996, the SoR was also the professional body and trades union for radiographers in Ireland whereupon the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy was established.

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In the second decade of the 20th century the number of x-ray workers grew dramatically not least due to the impact of World War I and in post-war Britain the formation of an association of such workers was inevitable. This was hastened by the desire of medical practitioners (radiologists) to secure the ‘ownership’ of x-ray work and leading radiologists at the time approached the Institute of Electrical Engineers for support. As a result the Society of Radiographers was established in 1920 with its first council composed of six radiologists and six electrical engineers, to which were added six selected radiographers from the London area. Not without many controversies over the past 100 years, the Society of Radiographers has become a strong body representing the interests of radiographers and advancing the highest standards of practice in support of their patients.

In 1921, a syllabus was developed and examinations were introduced to facilitate competency checks before membership was granted to new members. Membership began to grow with 67 members in 1921 and 164 in 1923.

It was not long before the society headed straight into troubled times. The medical members with external assistance moved quickly in their attempts to prevent radiographers from reporting on their images. This was to be a crucial step along the road to medical ownership of x-ray work and in their desire to establish consultant posts in radiology. Their standing with other medical consultants was important to their esteem. It was in 1925 after a protracted dispute which involved a number of resolutions being put to council that there was agreement that non-medical members would not report and if they did they would be liable to dismissal from the society. There was opposition to this from some radiographer council members especially Mr Blake but also from the Electrical Engineers representatives. In fact they resigned en-masse including Mr A A Campbell Swinton said to be the first person in the UK to produce a radiograph. After this there followed a long period of medical dominance although this did not prevent the society from growing and working hard for the profession. It was not until the 1970s that Dr Swinburne, a radiologist, from Leeds said it was time for official recognition that radiographers assist in film interpretations. It was another 20 years before the first reporting courses for radiographers were established. By 1997 it was official policy of the College of Radiographers that "reporting by radiographers is not an option. For the future, it is a requirement." Twenty years further on, it can be said reporting by radiographers is embedded within their scope of practice.

The society formed a South African branch in 1930 and established a pattern of branch formation with a local committee management which was propagated in the UK during the 1930s. As a result, the Scottish Radiographic Society which was formed in 1927 became a branch of the society in 1936, the South West Branch in 1937, the North West in 1942, the Midland and the North East in 1943. The first Annual Conference of the Society of Radiographers was in 1947 held at Bath, England.

In June 2015, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) granted accreditation to the processes used by the SCoR in order to generate current clinical guidance for Radiography practice, meaning that the SCoR is NICE accredited.

The objectives for which The Society of Radiographers is established are as follows:

  • To promote and develop for the public benefit the science and practice of radiography and radiotherapeutic technology and allied subjects;
  • To promote, study and research work in radiography and radiotherapeutic technology and allied subjects and to publish the results of all such study and research;
  • To further public education therein;
  • To protect the honour and interests of persons engaged in the practice of radiography and radiotherapeutic technology and allied subjects including the regulation of relations between such persons and employers and employers’ associations;
  • To further all such objects which a trade union may lawfully pursue in accordance with statute.

The college's objectives are directed towards education, research and other activities in support of the science and practice of radiography.

The society and college is led by a council which is made-up of representatives from a number of English regions (Eastern region, London region, Midlands region, North West region, Northern region, South East region, South West region, Yorkshire & North Trent region) and from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Council determines the Society's policy and strategic direction in consultation with members and others that have a vested interest. It meets once a month, with the exception of August and December.

The society is a company limited by guarantee and the members of council are company directors registered at Companies House. The college, a registered charity, has its own Board of directors comprising an equal number of members drawn from council and external directors representing the legal, financial and medical fields. They have responsibilities as representatives of the membership and also as directors of the company. Neither council members nor College Board members are paid for their duties but they can claim travelling and other expenses.

The president is elected by the members of council and is inaugurated at the July council meeting each year. There is also a President-elect and a Vice-president, who also serve for one year.

Past leadership

Year President President Elect Vice President Chief Executive
Officer
Head of Professional
Policy Professor
Head of Industrial
Strategy
Head of Finance
and Operations
2019/2020 Gill Hodges BSc (Hons) Chris Kalinka DCR DRI MSc BSc Claire Donaldson DCR BSc Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Mrs C Beardmore DCR, MBA (Open) DMS BSc (Hons) DCR (R) & (T) Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Manek
2018/2019 Sue Webb BSc (Hons) Gill Hodges BSc (Hons) Chris Kalinka DCR DRI MSc BSc Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Mrs C Beardmore DCR, MBA (Open) DMS BSc (Hons) DCR (R) & (T) Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2017/2018 Mr G Thomas

MSc BSc (Hons) PgCUTL FHEA

Sue Webb BSc (Hons) Gill Hodges BSc (Hons) Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Mrs C Beardmore DCR, MBA (Open) DMS BSc (Hons) DCR (R) & (T) Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2016/2017 Mr Steve Herring

BSc (Hons) PgD

Mr G Thomas

MSc BSc (Hons) PgCUTL FHEA

Sue Webb BSc (Hons) Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Mrs C Beardmore DCR, MBA (Open) DMS BSc (Hons) DCR (R) & (T) Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2015/2016 Mrs S Hassan

DCR(T)

Mr Steve Herring

BSc (Hons) PgD

Mr G Thomas

MSc BSc (Hons) PgCUTL FHEA

Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Mrs C Beardmore DCR, MBA (Open) DMS BSc (Hons) DCR (R) & (T) Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2014/15 Mrs K Smith
MSc DCR(T)
Mrs S Hassan
DCR(T)
Mr S Herring
BSc (Hons) PgD
Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Professor A Paterson
OBE FCR MSc TDCR DMU
Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2013/14 Mrs P Black
DCR(R) NVQ PgDip
Mrs K Smith
MSc DCR(T)
Mrs S Hassan
DCR(T)
Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Professor A Paterson
OBE FCR MSc TDCR DMU
Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2012/13 Mrs Jackie Hughes
DCR(R)
Mrs Pam Black
DCR(R) NVQ PGDip
Mrs Karen Smith
DCR(T) MSc
Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Professor A Paterson
OBE FCR MSc TDCR DMU
Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr D Goulds
MBA FCMA FCIS
2011/12 Mrs S Johnson
MA BSc(Hons) DCR(R) PgC
Mrs Jackie Hughes
DCR(R)
Mrs Pam Black
DCR(R)NVQ PgDip
Mr R Evans
OBE HDCR
Professor A Paterson
OBE MSc TDCR DMU FCR
Mr W Town
MA DCR(T) DLS
Mr N Williams
FCA

Patron

The patron of the Society and College of Radiographers is The Rt Hon Llinos "Llin" Golding, Baroness Golding of Newcastle-under-Lyme who is a Labour Party politician and former MP who sits in the House of Lords and who previously practiced as a radiographer.

Historically, the college was an awarding body for academic awards but no longer fulfils this function. The degree-equivalent radiography qualification awarded by the CoR was the Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR) and this was awarded following a three-year training course and successful completion of a national examination, either in Radiodiagnosis (the DCR(R)) or in Therapy Radiography (the DCR(T)). Following study equivalent to Masters level, students with a DCR could proceed by examination to the Higher Diploma of the College of Radiographers (HDCR). Holders of the HDCR undergoing specialist training in management were awarded the Management Diploma of the College of Radiographers (MDCR) and those undergoing specialist training in the teaching of radiography were awarded the Teaching Diploma of the College of Radiographers (TDCR). The first Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Radiography was validated in 1989 and with the widespread introduction of BSc courses in radiography during 1993, the DCR was phased out. The HRCR, TDCR and MDCR have been replaced by postgraduate level courses.

The college maintains an Accreditation and Approval Board which aims to protect patients of radiographers by raising the standards of education and practice. It does so by monitoring and assessing programmes of both pre-registration degree courses and ongoing professional education ranging from ad-hoc events to professional postgraduate training. The college runs courses and conferences. Various guidances and guidelines are published by the CoR often in conjunction with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Research grants are awarded by the college. An academic library is maintained. Further activities to promote the public interest includes the provision of advice to the public and to government and government agencies and activities to promote public awareness of radiography, radiology and oncology. Information on the activities of the CoR is published on the website of the UK's Charity Commission.

An example of a SoR banner in a trade union demonstration (2011)

The society has a membership base throughout the United Kingdom. As such, the Trade Union is associated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the United Kingdom and with the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC). The organisation was previously associated with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions(ICTU) but it left in 2013 citing financial constraints as the reason. In 2003, before leaving and whilst still in affliction with the ICTU, the society opposed a motion to restrict affiliation of small unions with the ICTU stating that the motion was "about bureaucracy."

The Society of Radiographers Benevolent Fund is a registered charity (No. 326398) and it assists SoR members, former members and their families in times of hardship or distress and in particular the old, the sick and the incapacitated among members and former members. Information on the activities of the Benevolent Fund is published on the website of the UK's Charity Commission.

The SCoR issues a number of publications:

Imaging and Therapy Practice
Imaging and Therapy Practice provides in-depth coverage of the latest professional and educational issues that affect the day-to-day working lives of therapy and diagnostic radiographers. The publication was known as Synergy: Imaging and Therapy Practice up until January 2013. The editor is Melanie Armstrong.
Synergy News
Synergy News is a news digest of what is happening in radiography and the wider healthcare arena. Topics reported include role development and career progression, pay and conditions, research, Continuing Professional Development and health and safety and equality issues. The editor is Jan Metcalf.
Radiography
Radiography is an international, English language, peer-reviewed journal of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. The editor is Professor Julie Nightingale.
Imaging & Oncology
An annual title published to coincide with the United Kingdom Radiology Congress. The editor is Dr Ruth Strudwick.

The SCoR maintains a number of awards and grants.

Fellowship of The College of Radiographers (FCR) Award

The Fellowship of the College of Radiographers (FCR) is an honorary title, bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contribution to the radiographic profession. It was first awarded, in its present format, in 1978 following the establishment of The College of Radiographers as the charitable subsidiary of The Society of Radiographers. Additionally, the individual receives complimentary life membership of The Society of Radiographers.

The Gold Medal Award

The Gold Medal is the highest award the Society may award and is only granted to individuals who have "who have made exceptional contributions to radiography, developed the profession and advanced the Society and College of Radiographers." Fewer than 20 gold medals have ever been awarded.

The Silver Medal Award

The Silver Medal was first struck in 1985 and is awarded by The Society of Radiographers to recognise and acknowledge individuals for outstanding dedication and contribution to the profession of Radiography. Nominees must be members of the Society of Radiographers (or retired from active service and membership), or non-members who are outstanding contributors to the profession. Their work may span any aspect of the imaging and therapy modalities and/or the wider spheres of commerce, industry and management; as such overseas nominees are also eligible. Notable recipients include Stewart Whiteley who was the author for the revised editions of Clark's positioning in Radiography, a fundamental diagnostic radiography textbook.

Alan Nichols Memorial Award

Alan Nichols was a chief technical adviser to the Department of Radiology at Oxford Hospitals and since 1996, an award in his name has been given for the best paper proffered by a radiographer at the Radiology Congress. A representative of the Mr Nichols’s family is invited to present the award. The Alan Nichols Memorial Award is currently £100.

Beth Whittaker Award

This award, commemorating Beth Whittaker, has been awarded to the best poster presentation at the Annual Radiology Conference. The Beth Whittaker Award is currently £50.

SoR Reps' Learning Fund (Bryan Macey Scholarship)

The Bryan Macey Scholarship, named for a former Chief Executive, is open to all Society Health and Safety and Industrial Relations representatives for trade union-related academic study.

Forder Memorial Award for Students

The Forder Memorial Award, which commemorates the memory of Mr A O Forder, founder member of the SoR in 1920 and a member of the first council of the society. From 1995, it was agreed that it would be presented to the best paper proffered by a student at the Annual Students Conference. The winning student is awarded the prize of £50.

The Arthur Kay Radiotherapy Award

In April 2009, the organisation launched the Arthur Kay Radiotherapy Award to support an annual award to an appropriately qualified and experienced therapeutic radiographer who wishes to travel to learn new and innovative techniques in therapeutic radiography. The fund will enable successful applicants to spend time studying innovations in technology and practice at a leading world class cancer institution(s). Applications for funding to the value of £5000 will be considered although, for exceptional applications, more may be available to an absolute maximum of £10,000.

Overseas Placement Fund

The College of Radiographers Overseas Placement Fund was established in 1998. It is managed by the College of Radiographers Board of Trustees and a number of radiography placements in developing countries have been supported by the fund. A number of individual radiographers have taken an interest in this area and this has often resulted in periods of working overseas.

Coat of arms of Society of Radiographers
Notes
Granted 3rd May 1951
Crest
On a rim Or a white owl Proper holding with the dexter claw a rod of Aesculapius Gold.
Escutcheon
Azure a sun in his splendour Or on a chief Sable a saltire Argent surmounted by a rod of Aesculapius Proper.
Motto
Ex Umbris Eruditio MDCCCCXX
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Society of Radiographers
Society of Radiographers Language Watch Edit The Society of Radiographers SoR is a professional body and trade union that represents more than 90 percent of the diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers in the United Kingdom 8 The College of Radiographers CoR is a charitable subsidiary of the Society they are collectively known as the Society and College of Radiographers SCoR SOR COR SCoRSociety and College of RadiographersFounded1920HeadquartersLondon EnglandLocationUnited KingdomMembers26 698 excluding 3 009 students 1 Key peoplePresident Gill Hodges BSc Hons President Elect Chris Kalinka DCR DRI MSc BSc Vice President Claire Donaldson DCR BSc Chief Executive Officer Mr R Evans HDCR OBE Head of Professional Policy Professor Mrs C Beardmore FCR MBA Open DMS BSc Hons DCR R amp T Head of Industrial Strategy Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Head of Finance and Operations Mr D ManekAffiliationsEFRS 2 ISRRT 3 NICE 4 TUC 5 PARN STUC 6 WRETF 7 Websitewww sor org It was founded in 1920 in an effort to provide standardised training and registration for Radiographers within the British Isles 9 Until 1996 the SoR was also the professional body and trades union for radiographers in Ireland whereupon the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy was established 9 Contents 1 History 2 Objectives 3 Governance 3 1 Past leadership 3 2 Patron 4 Education and other activities 5 Trade Union activities 6 The Society of Radiographers Benevolent Fund 7 Publications 8 Awards 8 1 Fellowship of The College of Radiographers FCR Award 8 2 The Gold Medal Award 8 3 The Silver Medal Award 8 4 Alan Nichols Memorial Award 8 5 Beth Whittaker Award 8 6 SoR Reps Learning Fund Bryan Macey Scholarship 8 7 Forder Memorial Award for Students 8 8 The Arthur Kay Radiotherapy Award 8 9 Overseas Placement Fund 9 Arms 10 See also 11 References 12 External linksHistory EditIn the second decade of the 20th century the number of x ray workers grew dramatically not least due to the impact of World War I and in post war Britain the formation of an association of such workers was inevitable This was hastened by the desire of medical practitioners radiologists to secure the ownership of x ray work and leading radiologists at the time approached the Institute of Electrical Engineers for support As a result the Society of Radiographers was established in 1920 with its first council composed of six radiologists and six electrical engineers to which were added six selected radiographers from the London area Not without many controversies over the past 100 years the Society of Radiographers has become a strong body representing the interests of radiographers and advancing the highest standards of practice in support of their patients In 1921 a syllabus was developed and examinations were introduced to facilitate competency checks before membership was granted to new members Membership began to grow with 67 members in 1921 and 164 in 1923 9 It was not long before the society headed straight into troubled times The medical members with external assistance moved quickly in their attempts to prevent radiographers from reporting on their images This was to be a crucial step along the road to medical ownership of x ray work and in their desire to establish consultant posts in radiology Their standing with other medical consultants was important to their esteem It was in 1925 after a protracted dispute which involved a number of resolutions being put to council that there was agreement that non medical members would not report and if they did they would be liable to dismissal from the society There was opposition to this from some radiographer council members especially Mr Blake but also from the Electrical Engineers representatives In fact they resigned en masse including Mr A A Campbell Swinton said to be the first person in the UK to produce a radiograph After this there followed a long period of medical dominance although this did not prevent the society from growing and working hard for the profession It was not until the 1970s that Dr Swinburne a radiologist from Leeds said it was time for official recognition that radiographers assist in film interpretations It was another 20 years before the first reporting courses for radiographers were established By 1997 it was official policy of the College of Radiographers that reporting by radiographers is not an option For the future it is a requirement Twenty years further on it can be said reporting by radiographers is embedded within their scope of practice The society formed a South African branch in 1930 and established a pattern of branch formation with a local committee management which was propagated in the UK during the 1930s As a result the Scottish Radiographic Society which was formed in 1927 became a branch of the society in 1936 the South West Branch in 1937 the North West in 1942 the Midland and the North East in 1943 The first Annual Conference of the Society of Radiographers was in 1947 held at Bath England 9 In June 2015 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE granted accreditation to the processes used by the SCoR in order to generate current clinical guidance for Radiography practice meaning that the SCoR is NICE accredited 10 11 Objectives EditThe objectives for which The Society of Radiographers is established are as follows 12 To promote and develop for the public benefit the science and practice of radiography and radiotherapeutic technology and allied subjects To promote study and research work in radiography and radiotherapeutic technology and allied subjects and to publish the results of all such study and research To further public education therein To protect the honour and interests of persons engaged in the practice of radiography and radiotherapeutic technology and allied subjects including the regulation of relations between such persons and employers and employers associations To further all such objects which a trade union may lawfully pursue in accordance with statute The college s objectives are directed towards education research and other activities in support of the science and practice of radiography Governance EditThe society and college is led by a council which is made up of representatives from a number of English regions Eastern region London region Midlands region North West region Northern region South East region South West region Yorkshire amp North Trent region and from Northern Ireland Scotland and Wales 13 The Council determines the Society s policy and strategic direction in consultation with members and others that have a vested interest It meets once a month with the exception of August and December The society is a company limited by guarantee and the members of council are company directors registered at Companies House The college a registered charity has its own Board of directors comprising an equal number of members drawn from council and external directors representing the legal financial and medical fields They have responsibilities as representatives of the membership and also as directors of the company Neither council members nor College Board members are paid for their duties but they can claim travelling and other expenses The president is elected by the members of council and is inaugurated at the July council meeting each year 12 There is also a President elect and a Vice president who also serve for one year Past leadership Edit Year President President Elect Vice President Chief Executive Officer Head of Professional Policy Professor Head of Industrial Strategy Head of Finance and Operations2019 2020 14 Gill Hodges BSc Hons Chris Kalinka DCR DRI MSc BSc Claire Donaldson DCR BSc Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Mrs C Beardmore DCR MBA Open DMS BSc Hons DCR R amp T Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Manek2018 2019 15 Sue Webb BSc Hons Gill Hodges BSc Hons Chris Kalinka DCR DRI MSc BSc Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Mrs C Beardmore DCR MBA Open DMS BSc Hons DCR R amp T Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2017 2018 15 Mr G Thomas MSc BSc Hons PgCUTL FHEA Sue Webb BSc Hons Gill Hodges BSc Hons Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Mrs C Beardmore DCR MBA Open DMS BSc Hons DCR R amp T Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2016 2017 15 Mr Steve Herring BSc Hons PgD Mr G Thomas MSc BSc Hons PgCUTL FHEA Sue Webb BSc Hons Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Mrs C Beardmore DCR MBA Open DMS BSc Hons DCR R amp T Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2015 2016 16 Mrs S Hassan DCR T Mr Steve Herring BSc Hons PgD Mr G Thomas MSc BSc Hons PgCUTL FHEA Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Mrs C Beardmore DCR MBA Open DMS BSc Hons DCR R amp T Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2014 15 17 Mrs K Smith MSc DCR T Mrs S Hassan DCR T Mr S Herring BSc Hons PgD Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Professor A Paterson OBE FCR MSc TDCR DMU Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2013 14 18 Mrs P Black DCR R NVQ PgDip Mrs K Smith MSc DCR T Mrs S Hassan DCR T Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Professor A Paterson OBE FCR MSc TDCR DMU Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2012 13 19 Mrs Jackie Hughes DCR R Mrs Pam Black DCR R NVQ PGDip Mrs Karen Smith DCR T MSc Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Professor A Paterson OBE FCR MSc TDCR DMU Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr D Goulds MBA FCMA FCIS2011 12 20 Mrs S Johnson MA BSc Hons DCR R PgC Mrs Jackie Hughes DCR R Mrs Pam Black DCR R NVQ PgDip Mr R Evans OBE HDCR Professor A Paterson OBE MSc TDCR DMU FCR Mr W Town MA DCR T DLS Mr N Williams FCAPatron Edit The patron of the Society and College of Radiographers is The Rt Hon Llinos Llin Golding Baroness Golding of Newcastle under Lyme who is a Labour Party politician and former MP who sits in the House of Lords and who previously practiced as a radiographer 21 22 Education and other activities EditHistorically the college was an awarding body for academic awards but no longer fulfils this function The degree equivalent 23 radiography qualification awarded by the CoR was the Diploma of the College of Radiographers DCR and this was awarded following a three year training course and successful completion of a national examination either in Radiodiagnosis the DCR R or in Therapy Radiography the DCR T Following study equivalent to Masters level students with a DCR could proceed by examination to the Higher Diploma of the College of Radiographers HDCR Holders of the HDCR undergoing specialist training in management were awarded the Management Diploma of the College of Radiographers MDCR and those undergoing specialist training in the teaching of radiography were awarded the Teaching Diploma of the College of Radiographers TDCR The first Bachelor of Science BSc in Radiography was validated in 1989 and with the widespread introduction of BSc courses in radiography during 1993 the DCR was phased out The HRCR TDCR and MDCR have been replaced by postgraduate level courses The college maintains an Accreditation and Approval Board which aims to protect patients of radiographers by raising the standards of education and practice It does so by monitoring and assessing programmes of both pre registration degree courses and ongoing professional education ranging from ad hoc events to professional postgraduate training The college runs courses and conferences Various guidances and guidelines are published by the CoR often in conjunction with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine IPEM the Royal College of Radiologists RCR the British Institute of Radiology BIR and the Royal College of Nursing RCN Research grants are awarded by the college An academic library is maintained Further activities to promote the public interest includes the provision of advice to the public and to government and government agencies and activities to promote public awareness of radiography radiology and oncology Information on the activities of the CoR is published on the website of the UK s Charity Commission 24 Trade Union activities Edit An example of a SoR banner in a trade union demonstration 2011 The society has a membership base throughout the United Kingdom As such the Trade Union is associated with the Trade Union Congress TUC 5 in the United Kingdom and with the Scottish Trade Union Congress STUC 6 The organisation was previously associated with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions ICTU but it left in 2013 citing financial constraints as the reason 25 In 2003 before leaving and whilst still in affliction with the ICTU the society opposed a motion to restrict affiliation of small unions with the ICTU stating that the motion was about bureaucracy 26 The Society of Radiographers Benevolent Fund EditThe Society of Radiographers Benevolent Fund is a registered charity No 326398 and it assists SoR members former members and their families in times of hardship or distress and in particular the old the sick and the incapacitated among members and former members Information on the activities of the Benevolent Fund is published on the website of the UK s Charity Commission 27 Publications EditThe SCoR issues a number of publications 28 Imaging and Therapy Practice Imaging and Therapy Practice provides in depth coverage of the latest professional and educational issues that affect the day to day working lives of therapy and diagnostic radiographers The publication was known as Synergy Imaging and Therapy Practice up until January 2013 The editor is Melanie Armstrong Synergy News Synergy News is a news digest of what is happening in radiography and the wider healthcare arena Topics reported include role development and career progression pay and conditions research Continuing Professional Development and health and safety and equality issues The editor is Jan Metcalf Radiography Radiography is an international English language peer reviewed journal of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy The editor is Professor Julie Nightingale Imaging amp Oncology An annual title published to coincide with the United Kingdom Radiology Congress The editor is Dr Ruth Strudwick Awards EditThe SCoR maintains a number of awards and grants Fellowship of The College of Radiographers FCR Award Edit The Fellowship of the College of Radiographers FCR is an honorary title bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contribution to the radiographic profession It was first awarded in its present format in 1978 following the establishment of The College of Radiographers as the charitable subsidiary of The Society of Radiographers Additionally the individual receives complimentary life membership of The Society of Radiographers 29 The Gold Medal Award Edit The Gold Medal is the highest award the Society may award and is only granted to individuals who have who have made exceptional contributions to radiography developed the profession and advanced the Society and College of Radiographers Fewer than 20 gold medals have ever been awarded 30 The Silver Medal Award Edit The Silver Medal was first struck in 1985 and is awarded by The Society of Radiographers to recognise and acknowledge individuals for outstanding dedication and contribution to the profession of Radiography Nominees must be members of the Society of Radiographers or retired from active service and membership or non members who are outstanding contributors to the profession Their work may span any aspect of the imaging and therapy modalities and or the wider spheres of commerce industry and management as such overseas nominees are also eligible Notable recipients include Stewart Whiteley 30 who was the author for the revised editions of Clark s positioning in Radiography a fundamental diagnostic radiography textbook 31 32 Alan Nichols Memorial Award Edit Alan Nichols was a chief technical adviser to the Department of Radiology at Oxford Hospitals and since 1996 an award in his name has been given for the best paper proffered by a radiographer at the Radiology Congress A representative of the Mr Nichols s family is invited to present the award The Alan Nichols Memorial Award is currently 100 33 Beth Whittaker Award Edit This award commemorating Beth Whittaker has been awarded to the best poster presentation at the Annual Radiology Conference The Beth Whittaker Award is currently 50 33 SoR Reps Learning Fund Bryan Macey Scholarship Edit The Bryan Macey Scholarship named for a former Chief Executive is open to all Society Health and Safety and Industrial Relations representatives for trade union related academic study 34 Forder Memorial Award for Students Edit The Forder Memorial Award which commemorates the memory of Mr A O Forder founder member of the SoR in 1920 and a member of the first council of the society From 1995 it was agreed that it would be presented to the best paper proffered by a student at the Annual Students Conference The winning student is awarded the prize of 50 33 The Arthur Kay Radiotherapy Award Edit In April 2009 the organisation launched the Arthur Kay Radiotherapy Award to support an annual award to an appropriately qualified and experienced therapeutic radiographer who wishes to travel to learn new and innovative techniques in therapeutic radiography The fund will enable successful applicants to spend time studying innovations in technology and practice at a leading world class cancer institution s Applications for funding to the value of 5000 will be considered although for exceptional applications more may be available to an absolute maximum of 10 000 35 Overseas Placement Fund Edit The College of Radiographers Overseas Placement Fund was established in 1998 It is managed by the College of Radiographers Board of Trustees and a number of radiography placements in developing countries have been supported by the fund A number of individual radiographers have taken an interest in this area and this has often resulted in periods of working overseas 36 Arms EditCoat of arms of Society of Radiographers Notes Granted 3rd May 1951 37 Crest On a rim Or a white owl Proper holding with the dexter claw a rod of Aesculapius Gold Escutcheon Azure a sun in his splendour Or on a chief Sable a saltire Argent surmounted by a rod of Aesculapius Proper Motto Ex Umbris Eruditio MDCCCCXXSee also Edit Organized labour portal Royal College of Radiologists ISRRTReferences Edit Society and College of Radiographers SCoR Society of Radiographers Statustory Accounts for year to September 2017 PDF Society and College of Radiographers SCoR Retrieved July 4 2018 European Federation of Radiographer Societies EFRS European Federation of Radiographer Societies EFRS European Federation of Radiographer Societies EFRS Retrieved March 17 2015 International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists ISRRT ISRRT Member Societies International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists ISRRT Retrieved March 17 2015 Accreditation decisions Accreditation What We Do About NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Retrieved November 14 2015 a b Trade Union Congress TUC Trade Union Congress TUC SoR Trade Union Congress TUC Retrieved March 17 2015 a b Scottish Trade Union Congress STUC Affiliated Unions STUC Scottish Trade Union Congress STUC Retrieved March 17 2015 World Radiography Educational Trust Foundation WRETF Links WRETF World Radiography Educational Trust Foundation WRETF Retrieved March 17 2015 About us Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved 2012 05 07 a b c d AIM25 text only browsing Society of Radiographers Society of Radiographers Aim25 ac uk Retrieved 2012 05 07 NICE accreditation Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 NICE Final Accreditation Report v1 3 PDF National Institute for Health and Care Excellence June 30 2015 Retrieved November 14 2015 a b Society and College of Radiographers SCoR SOR Annual Report 2009 10 PDF Society and College of Radiographers SCoR Archived from the original PDF on September 28 2011 Retrieved March 17 2015 Council Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved 2012 05 07 UK Council Society of Radiographers www sor org Retrieved 2019 08 27 a b c SoR UK Council 24 August 2018 SCoR Annual Report 2016 PDF Society of Radiographers Annual Report 2015 Leading change PDF Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 Society of Radiographers Annual Report 2014 Leading change PDF Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 Society of Radiographers Annual Report 2013 Leading change PDF Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 Society of Radiographers Annual Report 2012 Leading change PDF Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 Lords Hansard text for 1 Jul 200801 July 2008 pt 0004 Publications parliament uk 2008 07 01 Retrieved 2012 05 07 Baroness Golding Parliament uk 2010 06 03 Retrieved 2012 05 07 Elsevier Radiographyonline com Retrieved 2012 05 07 Charity overview Charity commission gov uk Retrieved 2012 05 07 Irish Congress of Trade Unions ICTU 2013 REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Biennial Delegate Conference Belfast 2 4 July 2013 PDF Irish Congress of Trade Unions ICTU p 96 Retrieved March 17 2015 Irish Congress of Trade Unions ICTU 2003 Irish Congress of Trade Unions Biennial Conference 2003 Record of the Proceedings PDF Irish Congress of Trade Unions ICTU p 67 Retrieved March 17 2015 Charity overview Charity commission gov uk Retrieved 2012 05 07 Society and College of Radiographers SCoR Library and Publications Society and College of Radiographers SCoR Retrieved March 17 2015 Fellowship Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 a b Gold medal Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved 2015 11 14 Clark s Positioning in Radiography 13E A Stewart Whitley Gail Jefferson Ken Holmes Charles Sloane Craig Anderson Graham Hoadley Google Books Retrieved November 14 2015 Thomas Adrian August 26 2015 Kitty Clark An inspiration to radiographers AuntMinnie Retrieved November 14 2015 a b c Other awards Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 The SoR Reps Learning Fund Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 Money available to learn new and innovative techniques Society and College of Radiographers September 7 2015 Retrieved November 14 2015 Overseas placement fund Society of Radiographers Society and College of Radiographers Retrieved November 14 2015 Society of Radiographers Heraldry of the World Retrieved 16 February 2021 External links EditIIRRT Official site Catalogue of the SoR archives held at the Modern Records Centre University of Warwick Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Society of Radiographers amp oldid 1024611054, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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