The Proton Beam Therapy (eProton) programme is a web-based eLearning resource produced in partnership with The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), College of Radiographers (CoR) and Health Education England eLearning for Healthcare (HEE eLfH).
eProton offers useful background and general awareness of proton beam therapy (PBT) for all staff groups working in the NHS radiotherapy and related services, especially for those in referral or support centres. This includes clinical oncologists, medical physicists, therapy radiographers and dosimetrists. Other audiences may include professionals working in related services e.g., medical and surgical oncologists, radiologists, clinical engineers, play specialists, specialist nurses and other allied health professionals.
Topics covered include the history of PBT, clinical indications and side effects, physical characteristics and generation of proton beams, treatment planning and delivery, radiation protection, along with the multi- disciplinary patient pathway.
All courses on e-LfH are free for all NHS employees.