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New webinar: Are You IR(ME)R 2017 Compliant? – 5 March

13 February, 2019

The use of ionising radiation in healthcare is at the forefront of modern medicine in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a wide variety of health conditions.

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations, known as IR(ME)R, are designed to protect the patient while an examination using ionising radiation is taking place. The Society have created a brand new webinar to help members keep up-to-date and informed.

Lynda Johnson, SoR professional officer with lead responsibility for radiation protection, will update webinar participants on 5 March with the latest information and guidance about IR(ME)R relating to clinical imaging and radiotherapy departments.

More than 40 million diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine examinations were carried out on NHS patients in England during 2017/18 - an increase of more than 8% in the last five years.

IR(ME)R Practitioners are solely responsible for justifying a medical exposure before it takes place. They are the radiation protection ‘gatekeepers’ and must be able to show that they are competent and have had adequate training to consider potential detriment of the exposure against potential benefits.

What will the webinar cover?
·         Brief history of IR(ME)R
·         Key changes in IR(ME)R 2017 – have you got it all covered?
·         What is governance, assurance and compliance?
·         Who has what responsibility? – IR(ME)R Duty Holders
·         Guidance update (including joint professional body guidance)
·         Questions

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