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  • 10 September 2018

    Concern employers will find money from austerity budgets or will reduce employee benefits  

    The government must not expect public sector employers to fund increased pension contributions following an announcement earlier this week that payments must rise because of accounting changes forced on the scheme by HM Treasury, according to an Emergency Motion at the TUC Conference ((9-12 September, Manchester) proposed by the Society of Radiographers.

  • 05 September 2018

    A campaign to improve funding for mental health will be launched at this year’s TUC conference to ensure that the ‘needs are met of the most vulnerable in our society’.

    A conference motion from the Society of Radiographers and UNISON will condemn the lack of trained staff or funding for mental health in the NHS.

    Gareth Thomas, the Society’s immediate past president, who will be speaking during the debate, said that “Patients who cannot afford to pay for private healthcare are waiting for essential help in their time of greatest need.

  • 05 September 2018

    TUC Conference motion spotlights ongoing discrimination against LGBT servicemen and women who were dishonourably discharged

    A motion from the Society of Radiographers (SoR) at this year’s Trades Union Congress (9-12 September in Manchester), calls for members to support a campaign to reinstate pension rights to service personnel who were dishonourably discharged from the armed forces because of their sexual orientation.

  • 15 August 2018

    Professional body slams lack of action by government to ensure future of radiotherapy services

    The Society of Radiographers has criticised ‘lukewarm efforts’ by the UK government and the health administration in England to address an ongoing shortage of the only health professionals qualified to plan and deliver radiotherapy, claiming that cancer treatment at centres could come to a standstill because there are not enough students being trained.

  • 08 June 2018

    The workforce that provides diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy for cancer treatment has accepted the 2018 NHS Pay Offer.

    Members of the Society of Radiographers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as students, voted by huge majorities. Members in Scotland have not been consulted yet because negotiations are in progress with the Scottish government.

    In England 88 per cent of members who voted said ‘Yes’. In Northern Ireland it was 96 per cent, and in Wales 85 per cent.

  • 15 November 2017

    Two radiography students at the University of the West of England (UWE) are UK winners in a national competition which recognises their hard work and commitment. They received their awards at a glittering ceremony in central London.

  • 14 November 2017

    The 2017 SoR Radiographer, Team and Students of the Year picked up their prizes at a ceremony which took place at the Law Society, London, this week.

    The triumphant winners received their prizes from Suzanne Rastrick, NHS England's chief allied health professions officer and Charlie McCaffrey, chief executive of awards sponsors, Carestream.

    Society president, Gareth Thomas, welcomed assembled guests, and praised the winners for their ‘dedication, enthusiasm and tenacity’.

  • 11 September 2017

    Mammography is only health examination performed exclusively by female practitioners

    A motion at this year’s Trades Union Congress (10-13 September, Brighton Centre) calls on the government to allow male radiographers as well as women to carry out NHS breast screening examinations.

    Members of the Society of Radiographers, who screen more than two million women a year for early signs of cancer, are asking the TUC to support a campaign to allow male radiographers to conduct examinations.

  • 11 September 2017

    Survey shows increasing number of health professionals applying to food banks

    A key issue at this year’s Trades Union Congress (10-13 September, Brighton Centre) will be the erosion of pay, particularly jn the NHS where staff such as radiographers have seen their salaries decrease in value by 14 per cent since 2010.

  • 20 February 2017

    Once again, we find ourselves having to spend valuable time and energy correcting misinformation from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), when we should be standing shoulder to shoulder to ensure patients receive the very best diagnostic imaging services.

    The scandal of radiologist under-provision in Scotland, which the SoR recognises and unreservedly condemns, is highlighted in the recent position statement from the RCR.

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