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The regulatory requirements for medical exposure to ionising radiation

An employer's overview

The regulatory requirements for medical exposure to ionising radiation: An employers overview
Date of publication:
2001
Series code:
HSG223
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The guidance is aimed at senior managers, including directors and clinicians, within the medical sector. This includes chief executives of hospitals in the NHS and private sector, as well as other medical users of ionising radiation, such as chiropractors and dentists. It will also be useful to those senior managers in the medical sector who are responsible for health and safety or risk management.

This guidance provides an overview of your responsibilities under ionising radiation protection regulations. These regulations require you, as an employer, to manage use of radiation in the workplace.

Together, the regulations require you, as an employer, to manage the radiation protection of patients, employees, patients' families, the general public, and indeed of yourself. You have specific legal duties to create a framework under which professionals can practice safely.

Updated: 2016-01-21