Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R)
COVID-19: response from IR(ME)R inspectorates
In response to the developing COVID-19 situation, the inspectorates for the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) for the United Kingdom have worked with health boards, government, and professional bodies to create a temporary response. You can read the latest guidance here.
Following the publication of the EU directive (Council Directive 97/43 Euratom), the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 came into force on 1 January 2001. This order sets out legislative measures for the protection of individuals against dangers of ionising radiation in relation to medical exposure.
In Northern Ireland, RQIA is responsible for monitoring and inspecting of IR(ME)R.
IR(ME)R Guidance (For New Services)
Guidance for Reporting Accidental and Unintended Exposures (IRMER)
IR(ME)R Inspection Reports