As a key demonstration of its commitment to fulfilling its public benefit as a charity, the College delivers a series of free public lectures around the subjects of radiology and oncology.
The next public lecture 'Being Positive: Protons in Modern Radiotherapy' will be delivered by Dr Adrian Crellin on 11 June 2013 6.30-7.30 at the Wellcome Collection in London.
For more information or to register to attend this free event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7299 1130.
Previous lectures include:
- Medical sports imaging and the 2012 Olympics, Dr Phil O'Connor, November 2012
- Radiation & smart drugs: Homing in on cancer’s Achilles' heel, June 2012
Dr Kevin Harrington from the Institute of Cancer Research . View the lecture
- Curing cancer with radiotherapy: past, present and future, June 2011
- Stop worrying - radiation is good for you, Dr Bob Bury, November 2010; view here
The College works for the benefit of the public it serves – patients who use the services delivered by clinical oncologists and clinical radiologists and their carers, families and friends. The great majority of the College’s Fellows and members are based in the UK.
The main areas of public benefit are as follows:
- Setting and developing the standards for entry to, and practise in, the specialties of clinical radiology and clinical oncology.
- Arrangements for continuing professional development (CPD) in both specialties.
- Setting the specialty-specific standards for revalidation of doctors in the College’s two specialties along with associated guidance, advice and tools.
- The Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (http://www.isas-uk.org/) – a patient-focused quality accreditation scheme for imaging services throughout the UK (a joint initiative with the Society and College of Radiographers).
- Extensive and growing involvement of patients in the work of the College – at all levels from the development of policy to detailed standards and assessment work.
- Publishing a range of patient guidance leaflets free of charge and copyright-free, enabling local health services to adapt them to their own needs.
- A major, award-winning website devoted to patient information (http://www.goingfora.com/).
- Publishing professional guidance, standards and similar documents which, with a few exceptions, are available free of charge on the College’s website.
- Active involvement in healthcare policy development such as cancer services and promoting the use of new diagnostic and treatment techniques where quality and consistency of care are the core objectives.
- Significant work in the area of patient safety, notably in cancer services and interventional radiology.
Our future aims as regards further fulfilment of our public benefit duties include:
- continuing the established series of free lectures for the public
- exploring other ways to involve and engage the public in the work of the College and its specialties
- Supporting the introduction of revalidation in our specialties to help fulfil the Government’s objective of giving greater public assurance to the work of doctors
- Continuing to develop the work we do with, and for, patients.