Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R)

Page last updated: 20 September 2023


Enforcing IR(ME)R

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.

Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2017: Enforcement policy

Enforcement action register

When we take enforcement action against a provider, we publish a summary.

Earlier enforcement action summaries are available on the National Archives.