Publications and standards

RCR guidance and standards cover a wide range of topics including the delivery of high-quality radiology services, guidance on good practice, use of information technology resources and workforce reports. Electronic copies of the majority of our publications are available to download free of charge. 

All of our guidance and standards are drafted by working parties including Fellows and members of the RCR.

Publications are reviewed regularly by the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board to ensure that they remain relevant and up to date.

If you need further help please contact us by emailing: publications@rcr.ac.uk

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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: the older radiologist - BFCR(15)11

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This guidance document is part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series and explores the current demographic and the projected future of an aging radiology workforce
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: less than full-time (LTFT) working - BFCR(15)10

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This guidance document forms part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, exploring the benefits and challenges of LTFT working, both for the provider and for the workforce
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: working for alternative and/or multiple providers - BFCR(15)9

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This guidance forms part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, focusing on working for multiple radiology service providers
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: introduction - BFCR(15)8

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An introduction to the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series of guidance on potential short-term solutions to the current shortage of radiologists
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The clinical radiology workforce in Scotland: 2014 census report - BFCR(15)7

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Drawing on data collected in the RCR census 2014, this report focuses on the difficulties being faced in radiology departments across Scotland.
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RCR position statement on the reporting of hybrid imaging - Position statement

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Given the considerable progress achieved in recent months towards a Joint RCR-RCP-BNMS consensus publication , the RCR position statement on Hybrid Imaging, issued in October 2016, has been withdrawn.
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Guidance notes on handover and review - BFCR(15)6

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The aim of a good handover is to ensure seamless care for patients when staff change. This document outlines the principles for good handover and review between radiology colleagues. This guidance covers the review of examinations, integration of outsourcing into departmental workflows, and action in the event of unexpected IT failures and staff absence.
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Standards of practice and guidance for trauma radiology in severely injured patients, second edition - BFCR(15)5

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The standards are intended to outline good practice for the provision of trauma radiology to severely injured patients, covering management of the patient, when imaging is appropriate, the use of quality indicators and the provision of protocols for imaging and reporting. This document has been developed to complement the NHS Regional Networks for Major Trauma report.
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Intimate examinations and the use of chaperones - BFCR(15)4

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This guidance has been designed to supplement the updated General Medical Council (GMC) guidance on intimate examinations should be read in conjunction with the GMC’s Good medical practice guidance The document applies to clinical radiologists but would also be applicable to other healthcare practitioners, such as sonographers.
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Clinical Radiology UK workforce census 2014 report - BFCR(15)3

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The RCR clinical radiology workforce census provides powerful and robust data on the nature and location of consultant workforce throughout the UK.

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