- Legal Requirement
The medical exposures elements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive, were transposed into UK legislation by The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 in England, Scotland and Wales and by The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 in Northern Ireland. A key requirement of these regulations is that the competence of Medical Physics Experts (MPEs) is to be recognised by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) which is the competent authority for medical exposures.
DHSC has appointed RPA 2000 to act as the authorised Assessing Body for MPE recognition.
Any person wishing to act as a Medical Physics Expert must have an MPE Certificate of Competence from RPA 2000 (see details below).
Certificates from RPA 2000 are valid for a period of five years. Discussion on renewal of certificates is ongoing and will be agreed once transition of all those on the list has taken place.
For further background information and an update (as at July 2023) on the current situation regarding MPE recognition, please click here.
- Applications for initial certification to act as an MPE
Applicants for initial certification by RPA 2000 will require:
MPE Application Form (MPE1) Please note: This form (v1.1 November 2022) must be used for all new submissions.
Instructions for the Creation of the Portfolio of Evidence (MPE2)
DHSC Syllabus for MPEs (this is also found within the application form)
They are also advised to consult the following generic RPA2000 documents: