Regulations on medical exposures to ionising radiation

Closed 31 Jul 2017

Opened 13 Jul 2017


This consultation seeks views on the regulations for the transposition and implementation of the medical exposures aspects of the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013. The Directive lays down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from medical exposures to ionising radiation.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking your views and comments on a number of provisions which we intend to include in the new Regulations to reflect the new requirements introduced by the BSSD. The areas of interest are:

1. Duties of the employer with regard to accidental and unintended exposures

2. Duties of the employer with regard to quality assurance programmes for equipment when used in medical exposures

3. Medical physics experts

4. Carers and comforters

5. Non-medical imaging

6. Licensing for the administration of radioactive substances

7. Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs)

8. Adequate training



  • Clinicians
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Academic/ Professional institution
  • Employer representatives


  • Environment
  • Public health
  • Health protection
  • Patient safety