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.


Covid-19 Policy and Advice Notes

IPEM Documents

Advice notice: Converting Anaesthesia machines from Oxygen driven to Air driven for use in intensive care
Published 27 March 2020    Review Date: August 202

Advice notice: Considerations regarding equipment donations
Published 27 March 2020    Review Date: August 2020

Briefing: IPEM support for Covid-19 initiatives
Published 30 March 2020

Department of Health/NHS Documents

Supporting the healthcare science workforce (working in a modified role)
Published 30 March 2020  

Guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings
Published March 2020  

Manufacturer Documents

Information shared from manufacturers regarding Issues to address when using anaesthetic machines as ventilators:

GEHC Water Filtration COVID 19  Bulletin 

GEHC COVID 19 Off Label Anethesia for ICU Ventilation 

Draeger Customer Letter COVID 19

International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering Documents

The International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) is primarily a federation of national and transnational societies. These professional organizations represent interests in medical and biological engineering. The IFMBE is also a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), where they are uniquely positioned to influence the delivery of health care to the world through Biomedical and Clinical Engineering.

Ventilator Information on different grades and how production is increasing along with downloadable ventilator plans for manufacturing

Published in 2020

Position Statement: The Impact of Extended Clinical Hours on a Radiotherapy Physics Service 2020 Update
First Published 2014      Last Review 2019       Next Review: Valid until further notice

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Physiological Measurement
First published: 1999      Last Review 2019       Next Review December 2023

The Role of the Medical Physicist and Clinical Engineer in the use and effects of Electromagnetic Fields in Hospitals 
First published: 2010        Last Review 2020      Next Review January 2023

2019

Policy Statement on coverage of the Medical Physics Expert curriculum provided by national standards and training schemes in Medical Physics
First Published 2019; Next Review 2021

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Lasers and Optical Non Ionising Radiation 
First Published: 2013; :Last Review 2019; Next Review 2022 

Position statement on the use of role titles such as 'Associate Physicist' to describe scientists working as Medical Physicists and Clinical Engineers in clinical environments
First published: 2019;  Next Review: 2022

Leadership and Management of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Services
First Published: 2008; Last Review: 2019; Next Review 2022

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Ultrasound
First Published: 2013; Last Review: 2019; Next Review: 2022

2018

First published: 2014; Reviewed 2018; Next review: 2022

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

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: Under review November 2019

The Role of the Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Radiology
Revised 2016; Next Review: 2021

2015

 

2014

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




 

 



 

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