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dc.contributor.authorBlackler, N.
dc.contributor.authorBradley, K. E.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, C.
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Steven
dc.contributor.authorCross, C.
dc.contributor.authorKirby, M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-19T13:13:13Z
dc.date.available2022-10-19T13:13:13Z
dc.date.issued2022en
dc.identifier.citationBlackler N, Bradley KE, Kelly C, Murphy S, Cross C, Kirby M. A national survey of the radiotherapy dosimetrist workforce in the UK. The British journal of radiology. 2022 Sep 26:20220459. PubMed PMID: 36063424. Epub 2022/09/06. eng.en
dc.identifier.pmid36063424en
dc.identifier.doi10.1259/bjr.20220459en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/625614
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To undertake a national survey of the Radiotherapy Dosimetrist workforce within the UK; examining different attributes and experiences, comparing results with published evidence within the literature. Methods: A national, anonymised survey was undertaken between Dec 2020 and end of Feb 2021; employing a mixed-methods approach and blend of closed, open-ended answer choices and free-text comments. Questions included range of training routes and job titles; registration status; job tasks and engagement with Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Results: A total of 223 individuals responded. Nearly half were trained via therapeutic radiography; approximately, a fifth through a clinical technologist/physics routes. Most (70%) had Dosimetrist in their job title. Nearly 70% were statutorily registered, and almost a fifth were in the voluntary register of Clinical Technologists. Most job tasks were in treatment planning - with 57% spending over 70% of their time there. Most notably, 29% were not involved in any CPD scheme. No published evidence showed the same aspects identified here. Conclusions: Our survey showed a unique profile of the Radiotherapy Dosimetrist workforce in the UK, with a variety of training routes and statutory registration status. Nearly, a third were not engaged in a CPD scheme - adding to the current discussion that perhaps all Dosimetrists should be statutorily registered, for ensuring safe and effective clinical practiceen
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dc.relation.urlhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20220459en
dc.titleA national survey of the radiotherapy dosimetrist workforce in the UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPlymouth Hospital NHS Trust, Plymouth, UKen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Radiologyen
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refterms.dateFOA2022-10-24T12:08:44Z


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