Patients are at the heart of everything radiographers do, so it is important that the Society and College of Radiographers work with both patients and the public to ensure diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy services meet their needs. The group was set up in 2007 to give patients the opportunity to influence the work of the Society and College and to ensure their views are represented.
The group provides opinions, input and support to various aspects of the CoR’s work, including its publications, consultation responses and strategy. It also contributes to some working groups and boards that are organised by the CoR or other external organisations.
There are nine members of the group and membership is open to everyone. Members are recruited by national advertisements. You do not need any particular qualifications but basic IT skills are very helpful. We welcome people from all backgrounds and from anywhere within the United Kingdom. All we ask is that you bring your voice and share your views with us. The group meets up twice a year in London and between meetings communicates electronically throughout the year. During the COVID pandemic all meetings have been on line and have become more frequent, with interesting presentations from the Society of Radiographers professional members.
All travel and subsistance expenses for group meetings are paid by the CoR in line with our expenses policy.
Membership of the group is for a period of two years, which can be renewed for a further two years.
To find out more about the PAG and how to join, please email Liz Robinson.
We need our patients and the public to share their experiences and views to enable us to learn about services and develop our practice.
The healthcare landscape and structure has changed over recent years and is now more focused on patients and empowering them to share in decision making (‘No decision about me, without me’). It is important that patients are involved in all aspects of the healthcare service, which includes the work, policy and strategy of the professional bodies.
Please encourage your patients to join this group if you feel the PAG could benefit from their views and experience.
Further information about this group and how patients can join is available by emailing Liz Robinson.