Other Resources

Guidance for health institutions on in-house manufacture and use, including software (v2.2)

An IPEM expert working group has produced an update to the second edition of the 'Best practice guidance for the in-house manufacture of medical devices and non-medical devices, including software in both cases, for use within the same health institution'. This includes additional detail on the development of UK Medical Device regulations from 2024.

Advice Notice: Artificial intelligence in radiotherapy

Advice Notice on artificial intelligence in radiotherapy

The role of Clinical and Scientific Computing in medical physics and clinical engineering

The policy statement describes the potential roles and responsibilities of Healthcare Scientists within Clinical and Scientific Computing, the routes to Clinical Scientist and Consultant Clinical Scientist and what to do if you are interested in such roles.

Advice Notice: Production and sharing of software in a medical context

Advice Note on the production and sharing of software in a medical context, including spreadsheets, scripting and functional documents

Policy statement: Recommendations on the Implementation of Codes of Practice

This document sets out recommendations on the implementation of Codes of Practice in radiation dosimetry to provide standardised and practical methods for the measurement of absorbed dose to water in clinical x-ray or electron beams.

Advice note on in-house software for Nuclear Medicine

This document provides advice for organisations and employees engaged in the development of software within departments providing nuclear medicine services within the UK. This guidance has been produced by the Nuclear Medicine SIG, and reviewed by Clinical and Scientific Computing SIG, and endorsed by the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) Professional Standards Committee.

Clinical Imaging Board guidance on imaging equipment from procurement to installation and commissioning: The role of the medical physicist

The procurement, installation and commissioning of imaging equipment requires a multidisciplinary team approach. This guidance is written by IPEM experts in medical imaging physics on behalf of the Clinical Imaging Board.

IPEM statement on the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering workforce

IPEM statement on the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering workforce, the challenges around establishment and recruitment, and calls for specific actions to be taken

Scientific Safety Advice to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Units that Undertake Human Imaging

An effective framework for the provision of safety advice in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is essential for the safety of patients, visitors and staff. This policy statement is issued by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) to address the provision of Magnetic Resonance (MR) scientific safety advice to MR units that undertake human imaging in the UK.

The role of the Clinical Scientist in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The policy statement focuses on key elements of the role where MR clinical scientists contribute to the safe, effective and efficient delivery of high-quality MRI services. MR clinical scientists are also important for improving and developing MRI services and such roles require both senior leadership within MR physics departments and sufficient scientific staffing levels.

Position statement on NHS England’s 9,000 attendances per linac benchmark

This statement sets out IPEM's concerns regarding the NHS England Service Specification for Adult External Beam Radiotherapy Services requiring an average of 9,000 attendances per linear accelerator (linac) within all radiotherapy departments, and an increase of this figure by 15% over three years.

Clinical Imaging Board guidance on MRI provision for cauda equina syndrome

The guidance acknowledges the recommendations from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report which highlighted the continued clinical risks to patients from the poor provision of MRI services for cauda equina syndrome.