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Radiotherapy Board publications

Guidance documents, summary reports and other resources from the Radiotherapy Board.


Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations Guidance For Compiling Training Records For Clinical Oncologists

(published September 2023) – this contains advice on the training records needed by clinical oncologists to support their roles as operators and practitioners under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations.

Appendix to Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations: Guidance for compiling training records for clinical oncologists

(published September 2023) The Appendix contains an example of a clinical oncologist training record which can be downloaded and adapted to reflect local practice.

Top Tips For Implementing Paperlite Or Paperless Working In Radiotherapy

(published September 2021) - this short statement highlights the steps that should be considered by departments when implementing paperlite or paperless working in radiotherapy. While not a comprehensive guide, it outlines many of the factors that should be considered.

On Target 2: Updated Guidance For Image Guided Radiotherapy

(published June 2021) - this report describes and recommends the best evidence-based practices for image-guided radiotherapy, together with guidelines for how departments may implement and/or optimise image-guidance processes locally.

Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations Implications For Clinical Practice In Radiotherapy

(published June 2020) – this provides a practical approach to implementing the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 for all staff groups delivering a range of radiotherapy services including molecular radiotherapy.

Management Of Cancer Patients Receiving Radiotherapy With A Cardiac Implanted Electronic Device A Clinical Guideline

(published September 2015) - this contains recommendations for the management of patients with cancer who have a cardiac implanted electronic device and are receiving radiotherapy. It is currently under review and a new edition will be published in 2023.

Guidance On Improving Access To Radiotherapy Increasing Working Hours

(published June 2015) - this reviews the issues to consider when increasing provision of radiotherapy by extending the working hours of departments. It outlines potential options and the associated practicalities to be addressed when expanding radiotherapy capacity through increasing working hours and/or days.

The Radiotherapy Board’s 2015 publication entitled ‘Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates’ was withdrawn in June 2021. If you require access to the document, please contact the .

Recovering radiotherapy services in England

Radiotherapy services are increasingly reporting long delays for patients needing treatment.

The Radiotherapy Board have developed a policy briefing which explores the main drivers of lengthening waiting times and what action we need at a national and local level to support services.

The Radiotherapy Board have published the ESTRO-HERO report, which estimates the cost of radiotherapy to the NHS for the first time.

Other publications

Cancer Research UK has produced a comprehensive briefing on proton beam therapy in the UK - published May 2019

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