A RECOGNITION scheme for medical physics experts (MPEs) has been extended for applicants to be included on the list.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), as the competent authority for medical exposures, appointed RPA2000 to act as the authorised Assessing Body for recognition of MPEs under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 in England, Scotland and Wales, and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018.
DHSC tasked RPA 2000 with generating a list of existing MPEs who have been entitled to act in that capacity by an employer under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 prior to 31 December 2017. This list is publicly available on the RPA2000 website.
In view of the phased implementation for the recognition for new MPEs, DHSC and RPA2000 have re-opened applications for inclusion on the list of existing MPEs. This extension will permit existing MPEs, who may have missed the previous application deadline, to continue to act in this role, providing they meet all of the following criteria:
• They were entitled to act as MPE in the UK by their main employer, between 1 July and 31 December 2017
• Their performance and scope of entitlement as an MPE during this period was subject to periodic review
• They have a record of relevant continuous personal development throughout their entitlement as an MPE during the above period
• Their main employer has signed a declaration to verify they have met the above criteria.
For more information, visit the RPA200 website. To request an application form please contact RPA 2000′s administration office at: RPA 2000, DS009 Dartington Hall, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6EN, or email MPEapplication@rpa2000.org.uk.
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