Society for Radiological Protection

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The Society for Radiological Protection is the leading UK professional body promoting learning and skills in the field of radiation protection. The society received its Royal Charter in 2007. It has the overall objectives of improving public knowledge and maintaining professional standards in that 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. It is a registered UK charity.

The society is a joint publisher of the Journal of Radiological Protection.

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]

Past Presidents have been: [3]

  • 2017/18 Amber Bannon
  • 2015/17: Peter Cole
  • 2013/15: Peter Marsden
  • 2012/13: 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 OBE
  • 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 OBE (dec)
  • 1984/5: Muir Wasson
  • 1983/4: F Morley (dec)
  • 1982/3: A Preston (dec)
  • 1981/2: Roger Clarke CBE
  • 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: P Hughes OBE (dec)
  • 1968/9: B Lister (dec)
  • 1967/8: C A Adams (dec
  • 1966/7: John Dunster CB (dec)
  • 1965/6: Sydney Osborn
  • 1963/5: W G Marley OBE (dec)

Honorary Fellows[edit]

2018: Phil Tattersall

2018: Jan Pentreath

2018: Claire Cousins

2017: Brian Gornall

2017: John Broughton

2017: Arwel Barratt

2016: Pete Burgess

2016: Ian Robinson

2015: Colin Martin

2015: Mike Renouf

2014: John Marshall

2014: Chris Perks

2014: John Harrison

2013: Penny Allisy-Roberts

2013: John Croft

2013: Clive Williams

2012: Sheila Liddle

2012: Richard Wakeford

2012: Mike Thorne

2011: Wendy Bines

2011: Tony R Richards

2011: Eddie Goldfinch

2011: Bernard James

2010: Jack Valentin

2010: Cathy Griffiths

2010: Bernard Willcox

2009: Lorna Arnold OBE

2009: Tony Hudson

2009: Colin Partington

2008: Roger Coates

2008: John Scott

2008: John Hunt

2007: Julian Preston

2007: Roger Cox

2006: Pauline Powell

2005: Ken Shaw

2005: Geoff Roberts

2005: Eric Hall

2004: John Gill

2003: John Jackson

2003: Jack Schull

2003: Dudley Goodhead

2002: Margaret Minski

2002: John Stather

2001: Peter Beaver

2001: Muir Wasson

2000: Bryn Bridges

1999: Keith Boddy

1999: Alan Knight

1997: Geoff Webb

1995: Roger Clarke CBE

1994: Sir Richard Doll

1993: John Bonnell

1993: David Sowby

1992 : John Lakey

1991: Bill Saxby

1990: Hugh Orchard

1989: Jack Martin

1989: Bernard Wheatley

1988: John Dunster CB

1988: Bryan Lister

1986: Robin Mole

1984: Jack Vennart

1973: Greg Marley

1973: Charles Adams

1970: Val Mayneord CBE

1970: Walter Binks

1970: Sir Edward Pochin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . "RPA2000", SRP Website, Accessed April 6, 2011.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ G Webb, T Harris. A history of the SRP 1963 - 2013. Commemorative brochure for the 50th anniversary of the Society.

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Journal of Radiological Protection
  • Charity Commission. Society for Radiological Protection, registered charity no. 1122804.