The EFRS is legally established in the Netherlands as non-profit organisation. The role and aims of the EFRS and the requirements following from the Dutch laws are laid down in the EFRS constitution.
Within the given framework of the constitution the EFRS General Assembly has approved the EFRS internal rules, which describe the internal organisation of the federation (including the EFRS educational wing), the tasks/responsibilities of its officers and the election procedures (for download in the member area).
To support the EFRS member organisations in their work at the national level the EFRS developed a number of an number of EFRS policy & guidance documents.
One of the first documents developed after the establishment of the EFRS was the “EFRS Radiographer Code of Ethics”.
This document is adopted by the member societies and/or used next to their own national code of ethics.
Because the content of the radiography profession varies in the Europe region as a result of different education programmes the EFRS General Assembly has agreed upon a clear and short definition that suits all. Because of the wide variety of national and international titles for the profession the EFRS recommends to use the single title of “Radiographer” in publications.
This second edition is drafted with a strong input from the Educational Wing Management Team and the three EFRS expert committees. It was approved in the EFRS Annual Meeting in November 2017.
The first edition was published early 2014.To establish the document’s usefulness and to determine the value placed on the document by our member organisations a survey was run in 2016. The general opinion of the EFRS members is that the document improved understanding of the role of the radiographer in Europe; helped to establish insight that the knowledge, skills and competence of radiographers should be at EQF level 6 and helped to establish the use of the single title ‘Radiographer’ at the European level.
The purpose of the document is to serve as point of reference and benchmark for educational institutions, employers and professional bodies. The document is not intended to impose curricular content on educational institutions, but it may serve as a benchmark to institutions that currently offer, or are in the process of developing, Radiography educational programmes at EQF Level 7. This document may also serve to promote mobility and to facilitate and encourage lifelong learning in keeping with the aims of the EFRS.
The documents in this section are developed for public use.
You are free to disseminate the documents and to upload these to your national web sites
In this section you find European Directives, Guidelines, Recommendations and other documents that are related to (fields of) the Radiography Profession.
Definition of an EU directive:
A directive is a legal act of the European Union, which requires member states to achieve a particular result.
When you plan to work or study in another country you need to have your professional qualifications recognised through an indivdual assessment procedure.
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