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Therapeutic Radiography: Current and Future Developments

A subject guide for Therapeutic Radiography at Queen Margaret University

Engaging with Your Professional Body

It's essential to develop Radiography within the UK and beyond.  Engage with your professional body throughout your career.

College of Radiographers Career Framework 2016

College of Radiographers (2016). Used with permission.

Policy documents

ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON CANCER., 2014. Cancer across the domains: A vision for 2010 [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/documents/campaigns/canceracrossthedomains-avisionfor2020.pdf

INDEPENDENT CANCER TASKFORCE., 2015. Achieving world class cancer outcomes: A strategy for England 2015-2020 [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-strategy-in-england

SAMUEL, E. and BOON, J., 2014. Vision for radiotherapy 2014-2024 [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016] Available from: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/policy_feb2014_radiotherapy_vision2014-2024_final.pdf

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT., 2016. Beating cancer: Ambition and action [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/9784/0

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT., 2016. Integration of health and social care [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Policy/Adult-Health-SocialCare-Integration

SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS., INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE and ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., 2015. Radiotherapy Board: Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: https://www.sor.org/sites/default/files/document-versions/imrt_target_revisions_recommendations_for_colleges_pdf_1.pdf

Recommended reading

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE, NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY AGENCY, SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS and THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., 2008. Towards safer radiotherapy [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.sor.org/system/files/document-library/public/sor_towards_safer_radiotherapy.pdf

DERBY, S.C., EWERTZ, M., MCGALE, P., BENNET, A., BLOM-GOLDMAN, U., BRØNNUM, D., CORREA, C., CUTTER, D., GAGLIARDI, G., GIGANTE, B., JENSEN, M-B., NISBET, A., PETO, R., RAHIMI, K., TAYLOR, C. and HALL, P., 2013. Risk of ischemic heart disease in women after radiotherapy for breast cancer. New England Journal of Medicine [online]. March, vol. 368, no. 11, pp. 987-998 [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1316940714/fulltext/2242B49DC98B4765PQ/5?accountid=12269

MIDDLETON, M., BRADFORD, C., FRANTZIS, J., AMBLER, A., SISSON, T., MONTGOMERIE, D. and MARTIN, J., 2009. Paperless and paper-based processes in the modern radiotherapy department. Radiography [online]. November, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 300-305 [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2009.02.002

SABR CONSORTIUM., 2015. Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiation Therapy (SABR): A resource [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://www.actionradiotherapy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/UKSABRConsortiumGuidellinesv5.pdf

IGRT guidance documentation

NATIONAL CANCER ACTION TEAM., 2012. National Radiotherapy Implementation Group Report. Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). Guidance for implementation and use [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130513211237/http://ncat.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/work-docs/National%20Radiotherapy%20Implementation%20Group%20Report%20IGRTAugust%202012l.pdf

ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE and SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS., 2008. On target: Ensuring geometric accuracy in radiotherapy [online]. [viewed 13 May 2016]. Available from: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/publication/BFCO%2808%295_On_target.pdf