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IR(ME)R and Radiation Safety Training for X-ray Referrers Held via MS Teams

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The course is intended to provide radiation safety and legislative training for registered healthcare professionals (Band 5 and above) who wish to refer patients for X-rays under the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017.

BIR Position Statement on non-medical referrers: https://www.bir.org.uk/media-centre/position-statements-and-responses/guidance-for-non-medical-referrers-to-radiology/

RCN Clinical Imaging Requests from non-Medically Qualified Professionals 3rd Edition, April 2021 https://www.sor.org/getmedia/d8891bb3-927d-4a47-9247-60630de48520/Clinical-Imaging-Requests-from-Non-Medically-Qualified-Professionals

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.

This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. An email with the instructions for how to access the online content will be sent 24-48 before the course start time. You must have a webcam and microphone to enable appropriate participation and for your attendance to be verified.

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Course Content: Katy Fleckney katy.fleckney@nhs.net 01622 226151

Registration / Bookings: Terry Abraham mtw-tr.koc-radiationphysics@nhs.net

Note: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust also run Non-Medical IR(ME)R Referrers courses. Details and booking information may be found here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/core-syllabus-for-non-medical-irmer-referrers-tickets-159458367269


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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Medical Physics at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 staff covering Radiation 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 ISO9001:2015 accreditation.

 The Partnership has 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.

 

 

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