Society for Radiological Protection

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The Society for Radiological Protection is the leading UK society and registered charity which aims to promote learning and skills in the area of radiation protection, to improve education and establish and maintain professional standards in the field. It is the largest society of its kind in Europe, and second largest in the world.

In 1998 the SRP was affiliated to IRPA, the International Radiation Protection Association, as the UK Associate Society.

The society jointly publishes the Journal of Radiological Protection. The current president is Peter Marsden.

History[edit]

International policy relationships in radiological protection

Originally the UK branch of the US Health Physics Society, The Society for Radiological Protection was founded in 1963. The society was renamed as The Society for Radiological Protection when the formal connection with the Health Physics Society was dissolved two years later. The later part of the decade saw the adoption of a constitution and the first awards of Honorary Fellowships. The society started issuing the Certificate of Professional Competence in Operational Health Physics in 1979. This was later transferred to a separate legal entity: RPA2000.

The Journal of Radiological Protection was started in 1981, and is currently published by Institute of Physics Publishing. In 1996, the society developed the first NVQ standards in radiation protection, which were accredited in April 1997.

In 2000, the society set up RPA2000 with The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine; the Institute of Radiation Protection and the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers. RPA2000 is the sole certifier of competence in radiation protection practice.[1] The Society for Radiological Protection is the major stakeholder in RPA2000.

The society received its royal charter in 2007, and in 2008 registered as charity number 1122804.

Chartered Status[edit]

The Society of Radiological Protection was granted a Royal Charter in 2007. This formally recognised radiation protection as a profession and allowed the creation of the title Chartered Radiation Protection Professional, with suitably qualified members being entitled to use the post-nominal letters CRadP. [2]

Rising Generations Group[edit]

Set up in early 2010 to promote less experienced radiation protection professionals in the Society, and to focus on the needs of newer members. The aim of the group is to help members develop their careers in the field of radiation protection. It is open to any member of the society who would be interested in establishing or progressing their career. The group is currently looking for a representative from the medical sector to join.

Partner Societies[edit]

The Society for Radiological Protection is partnered with:

  • Association of University Radiation Protection Officers (AURPO)
  • British Institute of Radiology (BIR)
  • British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS)
  • Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
  • Society & College of Radiographers (SOR)

Past Presidents[edit]

  • 20012/13: John Broughton
  • 2011/12: Christopher Englefield
  • 2010/11: Richard Wilkins
  • 2009/10: Rick Hallard
  • 2008/9: George Sallit
  • 2007/8: Sheila Liddle
  • 2006/7: Cathy Griffiths OBE
  • 2005/6: Wendy Bines OBE
  • 2004/5: Colin Partington MBE
  • 2003/4: John Croft
  • 2002/3: Mike Marshall
  • 2001/2: Mike Thorne
  • 2000/1: John Marshall
  • 1999/2000: Frances Fry (dec)
  • 1998/9: John Hunt
  • 1997/8: Margaret Minski
  • 1996/7: Monty Charles
  • 1995/6: Roger Coates
  • 1994/5: Bernard Wilcox
  • 1993/4: Geoff Roberts
  • 1992/3: Eddie Goldfinch
  • 1991/2: Geoff Webb
  • 1990/1: Peter Beaver
  • 1989/90: Tony Gibson
  • 1988/9: Ian Thompson
  • 1987/8: John Jackson
  • 1986/7: Ken Shaw
  • 1985/6: Bill Saxby (dec)
  • 1984/5: Muir Wasson
  • 1983/4: F Morley (dec)
  • 1982/3: A Preston (dec)
  • 1981/2: Roger Clarke
  • 1980/1: Hugh Orchard
  • 1979/80: Bernard James
  • 1978/9: Bernard Wheatley
  • 1977/8: Pam Bryant
  • 1976/7: John Lakey
  • 1975/6: Hugh Evans (dec)
  • 1974/5: Jack Martin (dec)
  • 1972/4: J A Bonnell (dec)
  • 1971/2: Jack Vennart (dec)
  • 1970/1: G C Dale (dec)
  • 1969/70: C O Hughes (dec)
  • 1968/9: B Lister (dec)
  • 1967/8: C A Adams (dec)
  • 1966/7: John Dunster (dec)
  • 1965/6: Sydney Osborn
  • 1963/5: W G Marley (dec)

Honorary Fellows (from 1999)[edit]

  • 2012: Richard Wakeford
  • 2012: Mike Thorne
  • 2012: Sheila Liddle
  • 2011: Wendy Bines OBE
  • 2011: Eddie Goldfinch
  • 2011: Bernard James
  • 2011:Tony R Richards
  • 2010: Bernard Willcox
  • 2010: Cathy Griffiths
  • 2010: Jack Valentin
  • 2009: Tony Hudson
  • 2009: Colin Partington
  • 2005: Eric Hall
  • 2005: Geoff Roberts
  • 2005: Ken Shaw
  • 2004: John Gill
  • 2003: Dudley Goodhead
  • 2003: Jack Schull
  • 2003: John Jackson
  • 2001: Muir Wasson
  • 2001: Peter Beaver
  • 2000: Bryn Bridges
  • 1999: Alan Knight
  • 1999: Keith Boddy

References[edit]

  1. ^ . "RPA2000", SRP Website, Accessed April 6, 2011.
  2. ^ [1]

See also[edit]

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