Policy Statements, Position Statements and Advice Notices 

Policy Statements provide expert advice from IPEM on a range of technical and scientific issues.  

Position Statements set out the Institute’s views on significant issues.  

Advice Notices are short statements on a specific topic put together by one of our Special Interest Groups.

2018

Advice notice on excretion factors: the percentage of administered radioactivity released to sewer for routinely used radiopharmaceuticals.
First published: 2014; Reviewed 2018; Next review: 2022

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Nuclear Medicine
First published: 2018; Next review September 2021

Position statement on Wholly Owned Services
First published: 2018; Next review: April 2019

The role of the Healthcare Scientist in Rehabilitation Engineering Services 
First published 2018; Next review: 2021

2017

Policy statement on the Recommendations for the provision of a physics service to radiotherapy
First published 2002; Reviewed 2009 and November 2017; Next review: 2020

Policy statement on the Provision of a Physics Service to Intraoperative Radiotherapy
First published: 2017; First review: August 2020


The Roles of the Scientist and Technologist in Radiotherapy Physics
First published: 1999; Reviewed: June 2017; Next review: June 2020

Position statement on routes of entry to Clinical Technologist registration
First published: 2014; Reviewed: 2017; Next review: 2020

Position statement on routes of entry to Clinical Scientist registration
First published 2014; Reviewed: 2017; Next review: 2020

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in MRI units conducting human diagnostic imaging
First published: 2002;
Reviewed: March 2017; Next review: 2020

2016

The role of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering in Health Informatics and Computing
First published 1999; Reviewed: 2014; Reviewed: 2016; Next review: 2019

The Radiotherapy Physics Workforce
First published 2015; Reviewed: 2016; Next review: June 2018

2015

Policy Statement: Leading Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Services
First published: 2008; Reviewed 2015; Next review 2018

Policy Statement: The Role of the Medical Physicist and Clinical Engineer in the use and effects of Electromagnetic Fields in Hospitals 
First published: 2010; Reviewed 2015; Next review 2018

Policy Statement on Clinical Scientists in Clinical Movement Analysis: Standards for Practice
First published: August 2012; Reviewed 2015; Next review 2018

2014

Advice Notice on Laser IPL Safety Awareness and Core of Knowledge
First published: July 2014; Valid until further notice

Position Statement on the impact of Extended Clinical Hours on a Radiotherapy Physics Service Summary Version
Position Statement on the Impact of Extended Clinical Hours on a Radiotherapy Physics Service Full Version
First published: September 2014; Valid until further notice

Policy Statement:  Role of the Clinical Scientist in Physiological Measurement
First published: 2014; Next review 2017

2013

Advice Notice on the production and sharing of Software as a Medical Device
First published 2013; Next review 2018

Policy Statement on Scientific safety advice to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Units that undertake human Imaging
First published: 2013; Next review 2015

Policy Statement on the Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Lasers and Optical Non Ionising Radiation
First published: 2013; Next review 2016

Policy Statement on the Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Ultrasound
First published: 2013; Next review 2016

 



 

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