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dc.contributor.authorWoznitza, N.
dc.contributor.authorPittock, L.
dc.contributor.authorElliott, J.
dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T09:56:57Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-30T11:13:14Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T09:56:57Z
dc.date.available2021-09-30T11:13:14Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-28
dc.identifier.citationWoznitza N, Pittock L, Elliott J et al (2021) Diagnostic radiographer advanced clinical practice in the United Kingdom - A national cross-sectional survey. BJR Open. 3(1): 20210003.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18597
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractTo survey the diagnostic radiography workforce in the United Kingdom (UK) at an organisational level to ascertain the scope of advanced practice and compliance with Health Education England standards for multiprofessional advanced clinical practice (ACP). 174 diagnostic imaging departments were invited to participate in a cross-sectional electronic survey focused upon advanced level practice and their educational and accreditation expectations (October-December 2019). Breast imaging, computed tomography, fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, lithotripsy, magnetic resonance imaging and projectional radiography were included. A total of 97 responses were received, of which 79 were eligible for inclusion (45%). Respondents reported advanced-level practice roles across all imaging modalities, which included clinical reporting, procedural-based and combined roles. Radiograph and mammogram reporting were most prevalent (95 and 67% of Trusts), with fluoroscopy the most frequent procedure-only role (25%). Only 39% of trusts required adherence to the four pillars of ACP within job descriptions, and only 12% requiring a full Masters qualification. Diagnostic radiographer reporting and procedure-based roles in the NHS are varied and widespread. However, inconsistencies in fulfilment against the expected standards for advanced practice exist. Realignment of advanced-level roles to delineate enhanced and advanced clinical practice may ensure consistency between roles and professions. A requirement for accreditation as an advanced (clinical) practitioner with adherence to advanced practice requirements could therefore provide value to accreditation for both individual practitioners and Trusts. Within the UK, diagnostic radiographer roles previously self-identified as advanced-level practice may be termed enhanced practice when not adhering to expected ACP standards.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights(c) 2021 The Authors. This is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.subjectDiagnostic radiographer
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectUK
dc.subjectAdvanced clinical practice
dc.titleDiagnostic radiographer advanced clinical practice in the United Kingdom - A national cross-sectional survey
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2021-06-24
dc.date.application2021-07-28
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionPublished version
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1259%2Fbjro.20210003
dc.date.updated2021-09-13T09:56:59Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-30T11:13:39Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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