Physicists, engineers and technologists play vital roles in delivering our healthcare. IPEM is the professional organisation that represents this workforce. We are a charity with more than 4,600 members from healthcare, academia and industry.
Some members help to ensure that patients are correctly diagnosed and safely treated for illnesses such as cancer and stroke through their work on imaging and radiotherapy. Some develop, maintain and manage medical equipment such as MRI and ultrasound scanners, X-ray machines, drug delivery systems and patient monitors.
Other members' research and innovation leads to new technologies and methods that improve on existing medical treatments. They provide new solutions that enable people with injuries or long-term conditions to complete everyday tasks. Find out more about what our members do.
All IPEM members work to a Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct (for more information click here)
Improving health through Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Developing the professional, improving healthcare, transforming lives together
Trusted - The leading voice in improving health through physics and engineering
Inclusive - Enabling a diverse and inclusive professional community
Progressive - Delivering innovative practice development for the public good
IPEM's current strategic objectives are to:
IPEM delivers public benefit through:
The principal beneficiaries of IPEM’s work are patients, whose diagnosis and treatment is undertaken at the highest standards of safety and quality, and who benefit from innovative developments in care and treatment, because of the work of our members.
This may be when members work directly as part of the multi-disciplinary team in hospitals, using IPEM's Reports, standards and guidance; or when they are part of the wider system of academic research, industrial development and translation into practice, supported by IPEM’s training, education, CPD, academic publishing, innovation awards programme, scientific meetings, or professional networking activities.
IPEM recognises and values the importance of diversity in its employees and membership.
We actively promote the richness that diversity engenders and take the commitment to equal opportunities seriously.
We base our relationships with members, employees, partners and other stakeholders on mutual respect and appreciation of individual differences.
For some examples of the steps we have taken to achieve diversity, equality and inclusion please click here
To see our Equality Policy Statement please click here
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