Safe and Free Exchange of EU Radiography Professionals across Europe - SAFE EUROPE project |LS|grant agreement 2018-2993/001|RS| (
This study is part of the SAFE EUROPE project (, co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Sector Skills alliances programme of the European Union. It is also part of PhD research that was approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Ulster (Project Number: FCNUR-21-080).
The aim of this survey is to assess the current radiotherapy advanced practice roles across Europe and identify the educational gaps for this advanced level practice.
Advanced practice is characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making, delivered by experienced TRs/RTTs underpinned by training. This level of practice encompasses four pillars: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competences.
Advanced activities or tasks performed by TRs/RTTs can be wide ranging such as: patient holistic care, advanced image review (e.g, 3D/4D image assessment & decision making), advanced planning, adaptive RT, on-treatment review, physical/remote follow-up, supervision of complex cases and techniques, protocols development, supervision of students, radiotherapy advocacy, etc.
This questionnaire will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete and consists of three sections:
Section I: Socio-demographics
Section II: Professional profile
Sub-sections: IIA - Advanced practitioner’s profile / IIB - TR/RTT’s profile
Section III: Education and training needs
You can access the survey at the following link:
Research team
Dr. Helen McNair (European Federation of Radiographer Societies, NL; The Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK; Institute of Cancer Research, Surrey, UK)
Dr. Ricardo Khine (European Federation of Radiographer Societies, NL; Buckinghamshire New University, UK)
Prof. Isabel Bravo (Portuguese Institute of Oncology, PT)
Dr. Bárbara Barbosa (Portuguese Institute of Oncology, PT)
Dr. José Guilherme Couto (University of Malta, MT)
Prof. Ciara Hughes (Ulster University, UK)
Dr. Sonyia McFadden (Ulster University, UK)
PhD student Celeste Oliveira (Portuguese Institute of Oncology, PT; University of Vigo, ES)
The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects only the views of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The information you provide will be kept confidential, anonymous, and used for the project by the SAFE EUROPE research team and by Ulster University as managing organisation for this study. You can withdraw at any time before the submission. Data collection and data management will be in full and direct compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 according to Ulster University regulations
For any questions on this survey please contact Celeste Oliveira (
Thank you for participating in this survey!