Launch of Radiation Safety 2021 video course

The BIR has launched Radiation Safety 2021,the first in a series of video courses aimed at all the imaging team including radiographers, physicists and radiologists and technicians. The series forms part of the BIR Safety Campaign which aims to make imaging and radiation oncology ever safer for patients, professionals and staff.


Using proven educational techniques it is designed to be engaging, memorable and relevant; the course is 190 minutes long, divided into approximately twenty minute sessions with regular breaks for interactive questions to test the learner’s knowledge. The course includes illustrations, animation, live action, and recorded interviews, culminating in test questions and a certificate. It is written by some of the UK’s foremost radiation safety professionals working in clinical settings, peer reviewed, and with contributions from leading experts.


This video course has been approved by the RCR for 3 CPD Credits and CoR accreditation is in progress.    


Bruce Walmsley, Course Director, said “Developing and delivering face-to-face training is costly and time-consuming for individual trusts. This course ensures everyone is singing from the same page and prevents reinventing of the wheel at different hospitals across the country.”


Peter Hiles, Chair of the BIR Radiation Safety Special Interest Group, said “As everyone is seeking socially-distanced training for their team, the launch of this excellent video couldn’t be more timely.”


Sue Baillie, Course Director said “Ideal for radiology managers looking for quality training for the whole team which can be accessed at home or at work.”


The Course Directors are Sue Bailie (Chief Radiographer ) and Bruce Walmsley, (Consultant Clinical Scientist and Radiation Protection Advisor), both from St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with advice from an expert panel including Helen Hughes (Head of Quality & Governance Radiology, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board), Cristiona Logan (Governance Lead Radiographer, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland), Amanda Webster (Radiation Safety/QA Lead, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). Sophia Thom (Diagnostic Radiographer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust) was the course Editorial Advisor.


Contributors include:

Steve Ebdon-Jackson Consultant (Regulation of Medical Exposures), Amy Eccles (Consultant Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine, Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London), Christine Peacock (Radiology Services Manager, Royal Brompton Hospital, London), Andy Rogers (Lead Interventional Medical Physics Expert, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust), James Taylor HM Principal Specialist Inspector (Radiation), FOD Radiation Team, HSE), Holly Warriner (IR(ME)R Clinical Specialist Inspector, Care Quality Commission).


More information and a sample of the course can be viewed at


The cost is £59.99 (£46.99 for BIR members) and may be purchased individually or in bulk by group licence. Please enquire at


Further courses coming later in 2020/2021 include Dose 2021, CT Essentials, MR Essentials and PET/CT Essentials.




Notes to Editors

About The British Institute of Radiology


The British Institute of Radiology is an international membership organisation for everyone working in imaging, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences.


Our aims are to:

  • support the work of our members and their colleagues to achieve professional excellence
  • provide continuing professional development for our multidisciplinary community
  • publish cutting-edge research for our authors and readers across the world
  • influence and connect with the wider professional sector.


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