Other Resources

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.

IPEM statement on the current state of the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering workforce

This statement outlines the current workforce shortfalls within Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering and calls for effective action to be taken to combat the challenges experienced by the workforce.

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.

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

An IPEM expert working group has produced an updated 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 a much expanded annex on software.

Radiotherapy Board Statement on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

The Radiotherapy Board, of which IPEM is a member, believes radiotherapy can play a part in addressing the challenges of climate change.

Policy Statement: Medical Physics Expert Support for Nuclear Medicine

This document sets out recommendations for adequate levels of medical physics expert (MPE) and broader physics support to run a safe nuclear medicine service and defines the responsibilities of these staff for a range of clinical nuclear medicine services.

Position Statement: The Impact of Extended Clinical Hours on a Radiotherapy Physics Service, 2020 update

This report reviews the arrangements for the management of Physics staff and Departmental equipment resources to enable optimal patient throughput given best practice safety standards and treatment techniques.

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

including spreadsheets, scripting and functional documents

The Role of the Medical Physicist and Clinical Engineer in the use and effects of Electromagnetic Fields in Hospitals

The primary role of the medical physicist or clinical engineer with respect to this is to provide advice and guidance to the employer on the effect of EM fields in the medical sector to ensure not only compliance with the relevant legislations but also patient safety.

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Physiological Measurement

The provision of high quality physiological measurement services delivered in a safe and effective manner is of vital importance. The Clinical Scientist has a central role in the provision of these services.

Policy Statement: on coverage of the Medical Physics Expert curriculum provided by national standards and training schemes in Medical Physics

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IRMER) require that the competence of Medical Physics Experts (MPEs) is recognised by the Secretary of State. IPEM’s Ionising Radiation Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have undertaken a review of coverage of competencies in the MPE curriculum provided by national standards and training schemes in medical physics.

Policy statement: Leadership and Management of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Services

This document sets out the key principles of effective and productive leadership and management of medical physics and clinical engineering services in the context of healthcare delivery.