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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.

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.

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

including spreadsheets, scripting and functional documents

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.

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.

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'

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Lasers and Optical Non-Ionising Radiation

The use of optical non-ionising radiation is well established in healthcare having valuable and diverse applications across most medical specialties and their varied applications continue to increase with the development of new novel treatments and diagnostic techniques.

The Role of the Clinical Scientist in Medical Ultrasound

The Clinical Scientist plays a vital role within the multidisciplinary team that develops and delivers ultrasound techniques with responsibilities that include equipment procurement, quality assurance, technique optimisation, device safety and staff training and education, as well as research and development activities.