The course is intended to provide radiation safety and legislative training for nurses and other extended-scope health professionals who wish to refer patients for X-rays under the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000.
Please Note - Attendance on the course does not automatically give a health professional the right to request X-rays. Local procedures should be in place to ensure health professionals have suitable professional qualifications and training. Contact your local X-Ray department for more information as to exact requirements.
Course Content Includes: Basic Radiation Physics, Biological Effects of Radiation, IRR and IR(ME)R Legislation, Referral Guidelines, Duty Holders and Request justification, Pregnancy and Potential Pregnancy, Incidents, Patient Dose and Risk.
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Education & Training Centre (Level -2)
The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury
TN2 4QJ Tunbridge Wells
Department of Medical Physics
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
The Medical Physics Department at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has a multi-disciplinary team of around 60 staff covering Health and Imaging Physics, Nuclear Medicine Physics, Radiotherapy Physics, Physics Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Medical Physics Services provided by the Trust are therefore backed by a significant pool of expertise. The department has ISO9001:2008 accreditation.
The Health Physics and Imaging Group have a wide range of contracts in both the public and private sectors, including with large district general hospitals carrying out a full range of diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy techniques and organisations such as dentists, veterinary surgeons and schools.