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New radiation protection regulations published

4 January, 2018
Radiation protection

The two new sets of radiation regulations important for radiographic practice have now been published.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (for occupational and public exposure) have been published here (for Northern Ireland, visit http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2017/229/contents/made)

The date of implementation was 1 January 2018.

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (for medical exposure) have been published here.

The date of implementation is 6 February 2018.

Maria Murray, Professional Officer for Radiation Protection commented, “Radiographers and assistant practitioners should make themselves aware of the new regulations.

“The SCoR is here to support you in the application of these new sets of regulations by delivering study days, updating SCoR and joint professional body guidance, and by representing the radiographic profession on various national workshops.

“Keep an eye on the radiation protection pages on sor.org for more information.” 

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