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Latest edition of PHE Safer Radiotherapy out now

2 February, 2018
Safer radiotherapy

The latest instalment of Public Health England’s ‘Safer Radiotherapy’ newsletter features Radiotherapy Error Reports from departments around the UK, guest editorial and key information for RT professionals.

The figures show that of the RTEs reported for the period August to November 2017, 2726 out of 2781 reports (98.0%) were classified as minor radiation incidents, near misses or other non-conformances.

The issue also features a guest editorial by Steve Ebdon-Jackson from Public Health England, who talks in detail about the implications for radiotherapy services of the new IR(ME)R 2017 regulations.

And as usual, there’s the regular ‘error of the month’ section, focusing on the unintended overexposure of a patient during radiotherapy treatment.

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