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Medical Exposure

Guidance Note PM77 (third edition) Equipment used in connection with medical exposure

This Guidance Note contains advice on compliance with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, for employers who have control of equipment used in connection with medical exposure to ionising radiation. The Guidance Note supplements the advice in ‘Work with ionising radiation’ HSC Approved Code of Practice and guidance in support of IRR99. ISBN 0 7176 1746 7 reference L121 HSE Books and replaces ‘Fitness of equipment used for medical exposure to ionising radiation’ Guidance Note PM77 (second edition).

The regulatory requirements for medical exposure to ionising radiation: an employers overview: Joint Health and Safety Executive and Health Departments guidance. ISBN 0 7176 2134 0 Reference HSG223 HSE Books. This guidance is aimed at senior managers, including Directors and clinicians, within the medical sector.

Generic prior authorisation certificates issued for x-ray machines and accelerators

Dose constraints for comforters and carers - research report This report has been prepared to enable guidance to be developed for employers, to assist them in meeting relevant legislative requirements for the exposure of persons who offer support and care to patients undergoing procedures involving ionising radiation where this would not be considered part of their occupation.

The Department of Health take the lead on the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 and is concerned with the protection of patients undergoing medical exposure to ionising radiation in England.

The Scottish Executive is concerned with the protection of patients undergoing medical exposure to ionising radiation in Scotland.

The Welsh Assembly Government is concerned with the protection of patients undergoing medical exposure to ionising radiation in Wales.

Updated 2012-07-02