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Managing personal monitoring 19 Apr 2018

This talk stresses the importance of a sound, quantitative radiation risk assessment as the basis for deciding how to monitor whom and how often. It also makes reference to recent changes in dose limits that may affect how staff are monitored. To end, the talk covers personal dose monitoring systems and their management [including liaising with other employers, including suggesting some KPIs.

Educational aims:
•    Understand both the importance of and how to undertake quantitative radiation risk assessments
•    Understand the practical issues associated with the personal monitoring of high risk staff groups
•    Understand the role of management responsibility and performance management to ensure safe practice
•    Understand how ‘co-operation of employers’ impinges upon real dose managements systems

References
•    Rogers A, ‘Co-operation of employers in the area of personal monitoring: a commentary on BIR guidance on the UK regulatory situation’ Br J Radiol. 2017 Nov;90(1079) 10.1259/bjr.20170362 2017

•    Rogers A, Chapple C-L, Murray M, Platten D, Saunderson J, ‘UK guidance on the management of personal dosimetry systems for healthcare staff working at multiple organizations’, Br J Radiol. 2017 Nov;90(1079) 10.1259/bjr.20170363 2017

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Duration:25 mins


Speaker info

Dr Andy Rogers

Mr Andy Rogers is Head of Radiation Physics, Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is currently BIR vice-president for External Affairs. He was Chair of the BIR's Radiation Protection Committee. His current research interests are observer studies in radiology/cardiology and skin dose assessment in interventional radiology and cardiology