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Factors influencing the development and implementation of advanced and consultant radiographer practice: A review of the literature

Kelly, J, Piper, K and Nightingale, J 2008, 'Factors influencing the development and implementation of advanced and consultant radiographer practice: A review of the literature' , Radiography, 14 (1) , e71-e78.

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Abstract

United Kingdom (UK) government policy, which has focused on modernising the NHS and making it more responsive to patients’ needs, has, in fact, created significant service demand. The Department of Health (DoH) committed itself to changing and improving the organisation and delivery of health care through professional role development and blurring of traditional professional boundaries. In 2000, the DoH announced an intention to create consultant allied health professional posts to facilitate career development opportunities for expert and experienced staff. There are currently 31 consultant radiographers in the UK who have been appointed to new posts, and 2 trainees. Such posts are created subject to a formal approval panel process as laid down by the DoH. This paper will begin by outlining the current scope of radiographic consultant practice and advanced clinical roles in the UK. Key factors that have facilitated the development and implementation of such roles will then be explored and discussed. It will also consider what specific factors can inhibit innovative change and whether there appears to be any perceived threats to the current momentum of change.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1078-8174
Depositing User: JM Nightingale
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12722

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