Approval and Accreditation Board

The Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) was established in September 2004 to oversee the approval and accreditation activity undertaken by the organisation. The Board develops policies and oversee and advise on all aspects of approval and accreditation of programmes, individuals and departments.

The AAB formulates the future strategic direction for approval and accreditation for consideration by the Society and College of Radiographers and provides advice and guidance and makes recommendations to UK Council and the College Board of Trustees (CBoT) on all matters related to the CoR approval and accreditation policy and its objectives.

Approval of education programmes

Before an education programme can be approved by the College of Radiographers the Assessor's report must be presented to the AAB.  Following the board's agreement the College Board of Trustees (CBoT) will review and ratify the approval.  Education providers will be notified following CBoT approval.  Dates of upcoming AAB and CBoT boards are below.  All final reports and responses from education providers and Assessors must  be received at least 3 weeks prior to the AAB, as shown in brackets, in order to be considered.  Reports received after the deadline will be presented at the next Board meeting.


8th November 2022 (final reports by 18th October 2022)

7th March 2023 (final reports by 14th February 2023)

13th June 2023 (final reports by 23rd May 2023)

7th November 2023 (final reports by 17th October 2023)

5th March 2024 (final reports by 13th February 2024)

11th June 2024 (final reports by 21st May 2024)

12th November 2024 (final reports by 22nd October 2024)


7th September 2022

7th December 2022

9th March 2023

15th June 2023

6th September 2023

6th December 2023

The Approval and Accreditation Board Annual Report

The Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) publishes an annual report which draws into a single commentary the approval and accreditation activity over the previous academic year, providing a national overview of the nature and scope of education provision. The report is recognised as the most authoritative record of student recruitment, retention and completion. 

Comprehensive data and statistical information on the current and future workforce is provided where collection of data has been possible. 

The report demonstrates how the AAB continues to accomplish a significant amount of progress in the development of policy and overseeing and advising on all aspects of the approval and accreditation of courses and individuals to ensure consistency of approach and standards.

The latest annual report can be downloaded to the right, in the other related content section.

Approval and Accreditation Board Annual Report Members

The Approval and Accreditation Board (AAB) is comprised of a Chair, Council member, representative from the College Board of Trustees (CBoT), representative from the Patient Public Liaison Group (PPLG) and authorities in the fields of study, development and administration of programmes.

Board members serve up to the 30th June following five years of membership.

Current board members are:

NameEnd dateRole

Marcus Jackson

As per CBoT membership


Helen Adamson

As per council membership


Linda Samuels 

As per PAG membership

Patient Advisory Group

Yvonne Thackray


Clinical imaging member

Jonathan McConnell


Clinical imaging member

Kathryn Taylor


Clinical imaging member

Nick White


Radiotherapy member

Rita Borgen


Clinical imaging member

Jenny Lorimer


Clinical imaging member

Ruth Strudwick


Clinical imaging member/Chair

Ricardo Khine


Radiotherapy member

Demelza Green


Clinical imaging member

Shaaron Pratt


Clinical imaging member