IRMER Update

Course date

05 July 2018

About the course

On 1st January 2018 Ionising Radiation Regulations were updated and is now IRR 2017.

On 6th February 2018 the updated Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations were implemented and are now known as IR(ME)R 2018. These changes will be reflected in our next IR(ME)R update.

The course will update candidates and improve their knowledge and compliance of the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) IRR 2017 and of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations IR(ME)R 2018 ensuring an improved, safer working practice.

Suitable for

All members of the Dental Team

Course objectives

To deliver information on legislation relating to the IRR 2017 and IR(ME)R 2018. To discuss radiation production and methods of limiting the effects of ionising radiation to delegates and others.

  • Discuss IRR 2017 AND IR(ME)R 2018 and their importance in the workplace
  • Discuss the production of x-rays and methods of restriction of exposure to themselves and others
  • State the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor, Advisor and employer
  • State the role of the operator, referrer and practitioner
  • Discuss justification of medical exposure and the ALARP principal
  • Discuss the importance of dose limits, controlled areas, investigation & notification of incidents, training, monitoring, optimisation and Quality Assurance
  • Discuss common film faults and how they can be avoided
Entry requirements

Applicants must be GDC registered.

CPD hours

5 Hours

Course times

10:00 - 16:00


Dental Team Education Centre, 3rd Floor Dental Extension, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Caldecot Road, London, SE5 9RW



How to apply

Please download and complete our application form to apply for the course. Please ensure you read and complete all sections of the application form. Please note that any forms received into the centre that are incomplete will be returned.

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Please note that prices may be subject to change.

For further information on the seminar please email Carol White or Maxine Durr at or call 020 3299 1611 to speak with a member of the team. You can also visit our website:

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