Equipment Procurement

7 July 2020


Organised by IPEM's Diagnostic Radiology Special Interest Group 

Equipment procurement in the NHS is a complex process which requires a multidisciplinary approach. The MPE is one of many stakeholders that must contribute to ensure equipment that best meets the clinical and operational needs of the patients and the department is selected and installed whilst fulfilling all regulatory requirements.

IRMER 2017 has only relatively recently mandated the involvement of the MPE in this process and there is a need to ensure that MPEs understand their role and how they can most effectively contribute to ensure a successful procurement outcome. This may also involve needing to educate other stakeholders as to the knowledge and experience that clinical scientist can provide.

It is hoped that this meeting will bring together stakeholders from a range of disciplines to learn from each other about the procurement process and the important role that different individuals have to play. This will also hopefully include proffered papers describing real life procurement success stories and opportunities to learn from other’s mistakes. This meeting may also be of particular interest to aspiring MPEs hoping to become involved in equipment procurement in the future. 

Educational Aims
An overview of equipment procurement processes in the NHS, including all relevant stakeholders

To provide attendees with knowledge of the requirements of the MPE as related to equipment procurement as mandated by IRMER 2017

Learning Outcomes
An understanding of the process and legislative requirements associated with radiological equipment procurement
An understanding of the type of advice an MPE should contribute to equipment procurement

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions are invited from interested professionals in healthcare, industry and academia. Presentations in all relevant areas and disciplines are welcome. If you would like to submit an abstract for this conference, please follow the instructions on our Abstract Submission page

IPEM are pleased to now offer a £20 discount on registration to all proffered presenters.

Abstract submission deadline: 07/04/2020

On-line registration is now open. To book, please click the 'book now' button below and then either log in (members and registered users) or register (new users only). 

Registration fees (including refreshments and lunch):

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Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 6 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from: 26/05/2020
Registration deadline: 23/06/2020

Conference Resources 
The provisional programme and abstracts will be available here in February.
Presentation slides will be available after the event 
here (IPEM Members only - login required)

This conference will take place in Manchester, Venue TBC. 

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