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Therapeutic Radiography: Key Documents and National Guidance

A subject guide for Therapeutic Radiography at Queen Margaret University

Essential reading

The documents below are key documents that you should be referring to throughout your studies in your written work.

Each online document is referenced in the British Standard Harvard 2010 referencing style.

Key Documents and National Guidance

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE, NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY AGENCY, SOCIETY AND COLLEGES OF RADIOGRAPHERS and ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., 2008. Towards safer radiotherapy [online]. London: Royal College of Radiologists. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Images/Towards%20Safer%20Radiotherapy.pdf

CANCER RESEARCH UK., 2009. Achieving a world-class radiotherapy service across the UK [online]. London: Cancer Research UK. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/prod_consump/groups/cr_common/@nre/@pol/documents/generalcontent/crukmig_1000ast-3360.pdf

CANCER RESEARCH UK., 2013. Improving radiotherapy to save more livesA report summarising the radiotherapy community's views on the future of radiotherapy service in England  [online]. London: Cancer Research UK. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Documents/Publications/Public%20information/ImprovingRadiotherapy2013.pdf

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE, SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS and THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., 2013. Guidance on the management and governance of additional radiotherapy capacity [online]. London: The Royal College of Radiologists. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Documents/Publications/Guidance%20on%20the%20Mgt%20and%20Governance%20of%20additional%20RT%20capacity%202013.pdf

NHS COMMISSIONING BOARD CLINICAL REFERENCE GROUP FOR RADIOTHERAPY., 2013. Clinical Commisioning Policy: Stereotactice ablative body radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (Adult) [online]. London: NHS Commissioning Board. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/b01-p-a.pdf

NHS NATIONAL CANCER ACTION TEAM., 2012. National Radiotherapy Implementation Group Report Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) Guidance for implementation and use [online]. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.natcansat.nhs.uk/dlhandler.ashx?d=pubs&f=National Radiotherapy Implementation Group Report IGRT Final.pdf

ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., 2008. The timely delivery of radical radiotherapy: Standards and guidelines for the management of unscheduled treatment interruptions [online]. 3rd ed. London: Royal College of Radiologists. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/timely-delivery-radical-radiotherapy-standards-and-guidelines-management-unscheduled

ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE and SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS., 2008. On target: Ensuring geometric accuracy [online]. London: Royal College of Radiographers. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Images/On%20target%20ensuring%20geometric%20accuracy%20in%20radiotherapy.pdf

ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS, SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS and INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE., 2008. A guide to understanding the implications of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations in radiotherapy [online]. London: The Royal College of Radiologists. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Images/guidance%20to%20understanding%20implications%20of%20IRMER.pdf

ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS, SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE and BRITISH INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY., 2008. Implementing in vivo dosimetry [online]. London: Royal College of Radiologists. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Portals/0/Images/Implementing%20in%20vivo%20dosimetry.pdf

SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGRAPHERS, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE and THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS., 2015. Radiotherapy Board: Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates [online]. London: Society and College of Radiographers. [viewed 10 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.sor.org/sites/default/files/document-versions/imrt_target_revisions_recommendations_for_colleges_final2.pdf