The use of radiation is highly regulated due to the potential health effects associated with it.
This video discusses the key piece of legislation related to the use of radiation in hospitals.
Take away points:
The Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) 2017 cover how to use radiation safely to protect workers and the public.
They are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.
The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IR(ME)R) cover how to use radiation safely on patients for medical purposes.
They are enforced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
This leaflet provides basic formation on the legal requirements around the use of radiation in a hospital. If you want to print copies of this leaflet the folding instructions for printers are here.