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.

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

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

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: 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

2013


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 Ultrasound
First published: 2013; Next review 2016

 



 

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