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Patients' views of X-rays and scans in the UK
A report from the Patients ’ Association and the Royal College of Radiologists reveals patients’ experience of diagnostic imaging from referral to test results. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PM urged to end 'damaging' contract stand-off
The leaders of 13 royal colleges have urged prime minister David Cameron to end the ‘damaging’ junior doctors contract stand-off. The 'eleventh hour' call comes in a letter signed by the clinical leaders which says health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s refusal to return to negotiations, and the resulting impasse, ‘poses a significant threat to our whole healthcare system’. Junior doctors will set up pickets across the country on Tuesday, 26 April and Wednesday, 27 April — the fifth round of industrial action. Last week, the BMA offered to call off the strike if Mr Hunt lifted imposition of the ...
Source: BMA News - April 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Plea to shelve contract imposition
Medical royal college leaders have called for health secretary Jeremy Hunt to shelve his plan to impose the junior doctors’ contract. They have described the move as ‘ill-conceived’ and said they were dismayed at the impasse — with the health secretary refusing to return to talks. It comes after the BMA told Mr Hunt it would call off next week’s industrial action if he responded by dropping the imposition. College leaders have urged Mr Hunt to accept that offer, which Mr Hunt has so far rejected. Royal College of Psychiatrists president Simon Wessely said in a statement: ‘If, as a junior...
Source: BMA News - April 22, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shortage of X ray expertise putting children at risk
Royal College of Radiologists 'deeply concerned' about lack of training for those performing X rays and scans on children (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: scans x rays baby P audit royal college of radiology NHS training Source Type: news

Where are the voices for radiotherapy?
As the Royal College of Radiologists calls for more support, Judith Potts wonders why radiotherapy still remains chronically underfunded and underresourced as a cancer treatment (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Judith Potts Radiotherapy Action treatment cancer NHS Source Type: news

Where are the voices for radiotherapy?
As the Royal College of Radiologists calls for more support, Judith Potts wonders why radiotherapy still remains chronically underfunded and underresourced as a cancer treatment (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Judith Potts Radiotherapy Action treatment cancer NHS Source Type: news

Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses
BBC News reports on a sharp rise in the number of CT scans being performed, exposing people to the potential health risks of radiation. However, as The Daily Telegraph says, it is not possible to calculate the cancer risk due to exposure to CT scans because there is a lack of data. These media stories follow the publication of a report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE). COMARE has reviewed trends in the use of CT scans in the UK. The review weighs up the risk-benefit balance of using CT scans, and considers ways to obtain the best quality scan image while minimising the necessary...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

European survey of imaging in non-accidental injury demonstrates a need for a consensus protocol - Hulson OS, van Rijn RR, Offiah AC.
BACKGROUND: Paediatric non-accidental injury is a considerable health problem, and imaging plays a fundamental role in its assessment. Since the introduction of joint guidelines published by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and Royal College of Paed... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

National Training Course in Thyroid Ultrasound and FNAC for Clinicians
The National Training Course in Thyroid Ultrasound and FNAC for Clinicians will take place on 5 December 2013 in London. This popular one-day course is an essential part of the national training scheme for certification in the use of ultrasound in the management of thyroid diseases by nonradiologists. The curriculum for training and certification for neck ultrasound by non-radiologists has been drawn up jointly by the British Thyroid Association and the Royal College of Radiologists. The programme is supported by the Society for Endocrinology and approved by the Royal College of Physicians from whom CPD has been approved....
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 19, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news