e-RADs supports the information, instruction and training required under Regulation 15(1) of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR2017), which requires that employees working with ionising radiations are to be provided with suitable information to avoid being unnecessarily exposed. The programme is suitable for non-specialist staff who do not normally work with ionising radiations. It may also provide a useful introductory/refresher resource for trainees and colleagues working in departments using ionising radiations.
e-RADs was originally developed for national use, with the support of expert authors within the NHS. In 2020, the programme was revised and updated in partnership with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) to reflect the requirements of IRR2017 and new technologies and techniques involving the use of ionising radiations in healthcare.
All courses on e-LfH are free for all NHS employees.