Radiation protection courses

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King's Radiation Protection Service, part of the Trust’s MEP department, offers a range of training courses for staff working with ionising radiation.

We also offer ad hoc courses that we can tailor to your requirements. For more information about tailored courses, contact Kim Channer:
Tel: 020 3299 3537
Email: kim.channer@nhs.net

2017 Course dates

IR(ME)R Training for Non-Medical Referrers

For nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists and other extended-scope health professionals who intend to refer patients for x-ray, nuclear medicine examinations and CT scans under the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 IR(ME)R and have to be appropriately qualified, trained and authorised.
Duration/Time: Half-day, 14.00-16.30
Venue: Faraday Building, Denmark Hill site, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Course enquiries: Kim Channer, tel 020 3299 3537, email kim.channer@nhs.net

Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

Provides practical advice for users of unsealed radionuclides on the safe use of radioactive substances and compliance with radiation protection regulations.
Duration/Time: Half-day, 14.00-17.00
Venue: Faraday Building, Denmark Hill site, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017; Wednesday 13 September 2017; Wednesday 8 November 2017
Course enquiries: Kim Channer, tel 020 3299 3537, email kim.channer@nhs.net

Radiation Protection Supervisors in Radioactive Substances (unsealed sources)

For those working in laboratories or nuclear medicine. Run in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Medical Physics department.
Duration: 3 days
Venue: Salomon’s Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Date: Wednesday 21-Friday 23 June 2017
Course enquiries: Natalye Harewood, tel: 020 7188 3808, email natalye.harewood@gstt.nhs.uk

Radiation Protection Supervisors in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy

For those working in x-ray or radiotherapy. Run in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Medical Physics department.
Duration: 3 days
Venue: Salomon’s Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Dates: Wednesday 26-Friday 28 July 2017
Course enquiries: Kim Channer, tel 020 3299 3537, email kim.channer@nhs.net

Radiation Protection Advisers

A four- or five-day modular course providing the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. It is aimed at hospital physicists working in radiation protection and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in this field, particularly those who want to become Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs).

The course is run in partnership with the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust's Department of Physics.

Course enquiries: tel 020 7808 2509, or email Jim Thurston, jim.thurston@rmh.nhs.uk or Jessica Sowden, jessica.sowden@nhs.uk