The department started in the 1950's from Essex County Hospital with a few physicists.
Today the department provides scientific, technical and regulatory support both to our own Trust and to other clinical users within the NHS and private sectors with whom we have contracts.
The main sections of the department are:
The Medical Physics Department ensures that all members of staff are suitably trained, hold a professional registration and participate in a Continous Professional Development programme.
At Our Best
The Medical Physics department follows the Trusts "At Our Best" programme, aiming to deliver the best patient experience.
The programme includes behaviour standards and values.
The Medical Physics team is committed to complying with the requirements of the departments quality management system and embedding this into the culture of the department.
The department has a BSI Quality Management System certification under ISO 9001:2008
The Radiation protection section of the Medical Physics department provides advice on the installation and safe use of x-ray equipment, laser, UV and Blue-light devices and on the hazards of working with radioactive substances.
We also provide radiation protection training and updates for staff working with ionising and non-ionising radiation.
The Section aims to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff who come into contact with radiation generators (e.g. X-ray equipment and linear accelerators), sealed or unsealed sources of ionising radiation (e.g. gamma and beta) and non-ionising radiation (lasers and ultraviolet).
Radiation Protection policy
Here is the Radiation Protection Policy of the Trust
Laser Protection Policy
Here is the Laser Protection Policy of the Trust
Who we are
Adrian Porter - Head of Radiation Protection RPA & LPA
Telephone: 01206 744503
Mandy Moreton - Principal Physicist RPA & RWA
Telephone: 01206 744463
Manthos Koutalonis - Clinical Scientist (Diagnostic Radiology & Radiation Protection)
Telephone: 01206 744580
Ed Hogbin - Senior Clinical Technologist
Telephone: 01206 744579
What we do
The Radiation Protection section provides support to our own Trust and to other clinical users within the NHS and private sectors with whom we have contracts. Examples of our work are:
Training Seminars and Courses