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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Changes to IR(ME)R procedures (6 May 2020)
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new temporary response has been developed relating to Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R).
This updated response from IR(ME)R inspectorates outlines the new procedures and guidance.
CQC is the enforcing authority for England under IR(ME)R 2017. We enforce IR(ME)R using our powers under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974.
Our specialist IR(ME)R inspectors monitor and inspect premises that use ionising radiation. If a provider (employer) is not complying with IR(ME)R, we will recommend improvements. These must be made within a certain timescale.
In serious cases we can use our powers to take enforcement action to keep people safe.
Enforcement action register
When we take enforcement action against a provider, we publish a summary.
Current enforcement action summaries
Enforcement action compliance summaries
- Last updated:
- 22 May 2019