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IRMER update 2020 25 Sep 2020

Building on the success of previous BIR IR(ME)R updates, this half-day virtual event provided an invaluable multi-disciplinary forum to hear about current practice and the direction of flow of IR(ME)R. You will learn about the new guidance on diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the regulations.

It provided the opportunity to consider the issues that came out of planning for COVID-19 (both from and RPA and radiographer’s perspective) and what happens when our inspectors are inspected.

Educational aim:

  • To provide information on the changing shape of IR(ME)R and how it is to be applied in practice; including an opportunity to discuss the wider sphere of influence and involvement of IRMER
Dr Julie Horrocks
Julie Horrocks is Head of Radiation at Barts Health NHS Trust and is an honorary professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at UCL. She has over 30 years’ experience in diagnostic X-ray physics and radiation protection.

Ms Alexandra Cook
Started my career in the NHS as a HCA in 2007 where I was supported by Oxford University Trust to become a radiographer and graduated in 2011. I worked as a radiographer and senior radiographer until 2014 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford working in plain film, Interventional and Cath lab. In 2014 I moved to the Royal Brompton Hospital and in 2016 was part of the team at Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust to open the Cath lab service. 2018 I joined the Imaging department and the deputy head of imaging. 2020 I went on to the Nightingale to set up and be the Lead Radiographer and the Interim Site Lead at Whipps Cross at Barts Health. In September 2020 I am now the Imaging Workforce Transformation Lead at NHS England.

Ms Holly Warriner
Holly worked as a diagnostic radiographer for 6 years before joining the CQC and has been working as an inspector for almost 5 years. Within the IR(ME)R team, Holly leads on the policy and process elements in the team whilst also carrying out inspections and investigating SAUE notifications. 

Dr Stewart Redman
Stewart has been a Consultant Radiologist at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath since 2007. He chairs the local Radiation Protection Committee and sits on 2 other Radiation Protection Committees. He is Honorary Secretary of the British Nuclear Medicine Society, a Clinical Radiation Expert for the Health Research Authority and sits on ARSAC. In 2019 he was appointed as the Radiation Protection Adviser at the RCR. He was a working party member for the “IR(ME)R – Implications for clinical practice in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and diagnostic nuclear medicine” guidance.

Mr John Burton
Chaired the working party for RT Board (ScoR / IPEM / RCR) which produced the newest version of Irmer guidelines for RT practice.

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Duration:170 mins