Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

About the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations programme

Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (amended 2006) (IR(ME)R).

Delivered in partnership by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), e-IRMER is a free training resource covering the following topics:

  • Interpretation of the regulations
  • The basic physics associated with ionising radiations
  • The risks associated with ionising radiations
  • The radio-biological effects of exposure to ionising radiations
  • The production of x-rays
  • The applications of ionising radiations for diagnostic x-ray imaging
  • The application of ionising radiations in nuclear medicine (New for 2016)
  • Practical examples of the roles of duty holders
  • The application of ionising radiations for radiotherapy to follow
  • Practical examples of how to reduce patients’ exposures to ionising radiations

e-IRMER is an interactive online training resource supporting the training of NHS healthcare professionals in the

e-IRMER provides easy access to learning materials, and through formative and summative assessments, allows the learner to both develop competence and demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements of the IR(ME)R.

Approved by IPEM course accreditation panel on 5th December 2012.

More information

e-IRMER is made up of the following modules that cover the IR(ME)R schedule 2 curriculum:

  • Fundamental Physics of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection
  • Legal Requirements
  • Diagnostic x-ray and interventional radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine

Modules covering Radiotherapy will follow soon.

Each module contains a number of e-learning sessions each approximately 20-30 minutes in duration that are designed to:

  • Be engaging
  • Validate prior knowledge
  • Deliver only relevant content that the learner is expected to remember

Each e-learning session contains interactive content which delivers the educational objectives using a variety of techniques, including animations and video.

Executive Group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Stephen Evans

    Stephen Evans

    Clinical Lead
  • Chris Gibson

    Chris Gibson

    Project Champion, IPEM

Project Team

  • Patricia Howe

    Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Claire Beattie

    Claire Beattie

    Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH staff - Neha Baj

    Neha Baj

    Senior Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare

Editorial Team

  • Stephen Evans

    Stephen Evans

    Clinical Lead

Module Editors

  • Tony Denman

    Tony Denman

    Fundamental Physics of Radiation (A1), Management and Radiation Protection of the Patient (A2) and Statutory Requirements and Advisory Aspects (A3)
  • Karen Goldstone

    Karen Goldstone

    Diagnostic Radiology (B4)
  • Peter Childs

    Peter Childs

    Radiotherapy (B5)
  • Dudley Ibbett

    Dudley Ibbett

    Nuclear Medicine (B6)
  • Habib Zadir

    Habib Zadir

    Nuclear Medicine (B6)

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Ionising Radiation to Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (e-IRMER) programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the e-IRMER programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

For more information on the licensing options available for the e-IRMER programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The e-IRMER programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies