Education and Training

All half-day radiation protection courses are held in the Faraday Building at King’s College Hospital. The three-day residential courses for radiation protection supervisors are held off-site at the Salomons Centre in Tunbridge Wells.

In addition, we offer a range of ad-hoc courses that can be tailored to your needs.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, want more information about any of the courses or would like to book a place, please contact:

Kim Channer, Radiation Protection Course Administrator
Tel: 020 3299 3537, email


IR(ME)R Training for Non-Medical Referrers

18 February, 1April, 21 August and 3 December 2014

A 2.5 hour mandatory course for nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists and other extended-scope health professionals who intend to refer patients for x-ray, nuclear medicine examinations and CT scans under the Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 IR(ME)R and have to be appropriately qualified, trained and authorised.


Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

5 February and 24 September 2014

A half-day course for laboratory workers, providing practical advice on the safe use of radioactive substances and compliance with radiation protection regulations.


Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

14 March and 7 November 2014

A half-day course designed specifically for Dental X-ray Operators. It covers the basic of x-ray production, biological effects and risks associated with ionising radiation and good working practice.


Radiation Protection Supervisors

The three-day residential courses covering the roles and responsibilities of Radiation Protection Supervisors and are held at the Salomon’s Centre in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

1. Radioactive Substances – 11 to 13 June 2014

This course is for those working in laboratories or Nuclear Medicine with radioactive substances.

2. Diagnostic Radiology & Radiotherapy – 9 to 11 July 2014

This course is for those working in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy.

Please note fees apply to external organisations and other NHS Trusts.


Laser Safety Awareness

This course is for those using lasers within their departments and provides a brief safety overview. For further information, please contact:

Liz Chaloner, Clinical Scientist & Laser Protection Adviser.

Tel: 020 3299 1648, email