Professional links

Links to external organisations 

IPEM -  Institute of Physics in Engineering & Medicine

IPEM is the learned society and professional organisation for physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers and technologists working in medicine and biology.


RCR - Royal College of Radiologists

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) leads, educates and supports doctors who are training and working in the specialties of clinical oncology and clinical radiology.


SCoR - Society and College of Radiographers

The Society of Radiographers is a body in the UK representing the whole of the radiographic workforce. They are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members.


BSCMR - British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

BSCMR is a member organisation.  It promotes clinical practice and research into cardiovascular magnetic resonance.


BSIR - British Society of Interventional Radiology

The BSIR is a charitable foundation founded to promote and develop the practice of Interventional Radiology.


BSNR - British Society of Neuroradiologists

BSNR is a member organisation that represents the clinical practice of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology throughout the UK.


BAMRR - British Society of MR Radiographers

BAMRR is a member organisation that supports MR Radiographers in their professional development and continuing education.


BMUS - British Medical Ultrasound Society

BMUS is a multi-disciplinary membership body that represents the advancement of the science and technology of ultrasonics as applied to medicine.


BMNS -  British Nuclear Medicine Society

BMNS is a membership body that is devoted to all aspects of Nuclear Medicine.


SRP - Society for Radiological Protection

SRP is a professional and learned society that promotes the science and art of radiation protection and allied fields for the public benefit.


SRT - Society of Radiologists in Training

The society is a non-profit making organisation, run by radiology trainees to promote radiology training and education in the UK.


Public Sector

DoH - Department of Health 

Official website of UK Department of Health, the government department responsible for public health issues.


CfWI - Centre for Workforce Intelligence

The CfWI is a key contributor to the planning of future workforce requirements for health, public health and social care in England.


NICE - National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence

NICE provides guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals. 


Other organisations

AXREM - Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care

AXREM is the trade association representing the suppliers of diagnostic  medical imaging,radiotherapy, healthcare IT and care equipment in the UK. 

BSHR - British Society of History of Radiology

BSHR is a member organisation that initiates and sustains activities directed towards locating, conserving and recording artefacts, literature and other items relating to the discovery of X-rays and other imaging methods and the development of medical and dental radiology and radiation oncology in the United Kingdom.


IDUG - Internal Dosimetry User Group

IDUG is a group of healthcare professionals interested in the promotion of dosimetry for molecular radiotherapy through regular free meetings providing an open forum for discussion on dosimetry, hosting scientific meetings on dosimetry, hosting training in dosimetry and issuing practical and workable guidelines for implementation of dosimetry.


WRETF - World Radiography Education Trust Foundation

The WRETF exists to improve education in the science and practice of radiography, radiotherapy and allied subjects throughout the world.


Partner Societies

ARRS - American Rontgen Ray Society

ARRS is a member organisation dedicated to the goal of the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences, through its annual scientific and educational meeting and publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Join ARRS via the BIR partnership with ARRS 


IRIA - Indian Radiology and Imaging Association

IRIA is a member organisation which promotes the study, practice of diagnostic radiological and imaging modalities including X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET CT/MRI and other imaging modalities, radiobiology, radiation medicine, molecular imaging and interventional radiology and other related sub-specialties/super-specialties. IRIA members may join the BIR through our partnership 


IoP - Institute of Physics

IoP is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all.

Join the IoP via the BIR/IoP special partnership

RSM - Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine is a member organisation.  It is one of the UK's major providers of postgraduate medical education.  Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine. 

Join the RSM via the BIR/RSM special partnership


UKRC - UK Radiological Congress

UKRC is an annual event and consists of a three-day multidisciplinary scientific congress and technical exhibition which run simultaneously in one location


UKRO - UK Radiation Oncology Conference

UKRO is a multi-disciplinary three day scientific conference organised on behalf of the British Institute of Radiology, the Society and College of Radiographer and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.  The event will be relevant to all those working within radiation oncology including clinical oncologists, therapeutic radiographers, radiotherapy physicists, clinical radiobiologists, clinical technologists, dosimetrists and oncology nurses.


ECR - European Congress of Radiology

ECR the European Association of Radiology (EAR) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening and unifying European radiology. The European Congress of Radiology represents the medical specialty of radiology throughout Europe and the Mediterranean and one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe, the European Congress of Radiology, in Vienna each year.


ESTRO - The European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology

ESTRO is a non-profit and scientific organisation that fosters the role of Radiation Oncology in order to improve patients’ care in the multimodality treatment of cancer.


RSNA - The Radiological Society of North America

RSNA is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals which hosts the world’s premier radiology forum and publishes two top peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, and RadioGraphics.



Regulatory Bodies

GMC - General Medical Council

GMC helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. 


HCPC - Health & Care Professions Council

HCPC are a regulator of health professionals and set up to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of health and care professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. 


Education and Training Bodies

LETBs - Local Education and Training Boards

There are 4 LETBs in England that are responsible for the training and education of NHS staff, both clinical and non-clinical, to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, within their area. 


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