IRMER Radiation Protection Training for Referrers

This course for AHP Referrers, Advanced Practitioners and Medics consists of 1x half day live interactive online study.


Course Focus


This course focusses on the referral of patients for x-ray imaging and discusses the principles of risk vs benefit approach to referral, the biological effects of radiation and the role and responsibilities of the referrer within the legal framework of IR(ME)R2017 legislation.

IRMER training is usually required by imaging departments prior to referral for x-ray imaging. 

It is available to all professional groups including Medics, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Nurses currently referring, or looking to refer patients for diagnostic imaging.




Delivered by Radiographers and other medical imaging professionals, the live interactive study days feature chat, polling and discussion groups. 

More information on the course leads can be found here:

Edward Proctor

Liz Beckmann




Study day and e-learning access will require a PC/Mac or tablet (Apple or Android). Integral webcam and microphone is preferable for the study day component although mobile dial in audio is supported.




'Good Course. Achieved what I needed. Clear and easy to listen. I would recommend this'  Elle T 

Jan 2023


'Very well organised and smooth experience'  Reema S Jan 2023


I wish to thank you and Liz for a brilliant course. It was great online and worked well. I will definitely be recommending this to others'  Luke T  


'Excellent content. Even though I did an IRMER course in 2011, this was more in depth and explanations clear. Good speed of presentation and use of polls. Made me think and clarify'

Rachael S   


Thank you for today's very informative course. I think the Zoom presentation worked very well and it was obvious how much work you had put in' James W




Book Your Place

Course Dates

30 September 2024





22 November 2024





Registration 09.20 Course Times 09:30-13:00 

3 hours total course time


Price: £95+VAT

Course Content

Your Role and Responsibility as a Referrer

  • Know where to access suitable x-ray referral criteria.
  • Key staff roles and responsibilities defined in IRMER 17

Types of Radiation and Typical Doses

  • Appreciate harmful effects of ionising radiation, including the potential biological effects.
  • Be aware of the range of radiation doses from different x-ray examinations.

Risk Versus Benefit to the Patient

  • Principles of Risk versus Benefit.
  • Awareness of alternative imaging examinations and when to consider.
  • Where to seek advice including radiology department relationships.


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Recent Course Feedback


Really informative and interesting course! Looking forward to part 2

Caroline G.  Fundamental Skills in CT Course


All aspects explained really well. Applications and parameters of the scanner now make sense

Chloe V.  Fundamental Skills in CT Course


Liz and Edward were very approachable. Felt no pressure. Explained with examples and drawings. Included us in group discussion. Great session!

Sarmita R.  Fundamental Skills in MRI Course


I have worked in MRI for about 1.5 years now and this course has been very beneficial so far. It has helped to understand the equipment better and to be less afraid of playing with parameters within reasonable limits

Madara D.  Fundamental Skills in MRI Course


I just want to say thankyou to Liz and Edward for this fantastic course. You were very thorough and covered the majority of the areas a newbie into MRI like myself found very overwhelming and daunting when I initially tried studying the physics aspect on my own. So once again, thank you both very much

Anita K.  Fundamental Skills in MRI Course



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