CORU Update

CORU have released a Public Consultation Notice on their Draft Statement of Strategy 2021 – 2025, deadline 5pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

https://coru.ie/news/news-for-health-social-care-professionals/public-consultation-notice-coru-draft-statement-of-strategy-2021-2025.html

How to submit your views

By completing the online consultation feedback form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5MN2BSQ

By emailing strategyandpolicy@coru.ie

I would appreciate if you could also circulate to staff in your departments.

CPD for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists Radiographers Registration Board

Continuing Professional Development – Audit Communication 25 May 2020

Dear Registrant,

CORU and the Radiographers Registration Board recognise that registrants are at the frontline of the current COVID-19 pandemic and we offer you our support and thanks for the work you are doing in these unprecedented times. As a registrant, the Radiographers Registration Boards Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics will continue to guide and assist you in keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. The Board recognises that registrant’s professional development has escalated due to updates to work practices and changes in provision of treatment and care during the pandemic. CORU understands that due to significant additional workload or personal circumstances, arising due to COVID-19, registrants may be concerned about keeping up with and recording their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

In consideration of these circumstances, the Radiographers Registration Board has taken the decision to minimise the burden of time and attention imposed on registrants for recording of CPD, and to cancel the audit process for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists scheduled for November 2020. It is envisaged that this will allow registrants to continue to concentrate their efforts on services users. The next audit will take place in November 2022 for the audit period 1 November 2020 ending on the 31 October 2022.

CORU is here to support registrants in whatever way we can. We thank all of you for your dedication and work during these difficult times. Stay safe, mind your health and wellbeing, while continuing to protect the patients and service users in your care.

Ginny Hanrahan                                  Deirdre O’Keefe
Chief Executive/Registrar                  Chair, Radiographers Registration Board
CORU                                                     CORU

Please see an update from CORU for all registrants :

CORU registrants are at the frontline of the current COVID-19 pandemic and we offer you our support and thanks for the work you are doing in these unprecedented times.

CORU has a statutory duty to protect the public by setting standards for its registrants. CORU also has a responsibility to support our registrants and we want to reassure registrants that we recognise that these times may require temporary changes to normal practice. In the current emergency we know that many existing regulated professions are being asked to redeploy to carry out duties including testing for COVID-19 and contact tracing. We understand and expect that you will be trained to carry out any new duties competently.

As a CORU registrant, the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for your profession will continue to guide and assist you, regardless of where you are working.

CORU is here to support registrants in whatever way we can.  We expect registrants to continue to act reasonably, responsibly and to be able to explain your actions and decisions if required. We thank all of you for your dedication and work during these difficult times. Stay safe, mind your health and wellbeing, while continuing to protect the patients and service users in your care.

CORU CPD requirements for Registrants

CORU have informed the IIRRT that although they recognise the extra workload placed upon registrants due to the outbreak of Covid-19 all registrants will still be expected to keep up to date with CPD and audit will continue as scheduled.