The Department of Health has launched a consultation on draft regulations to transpose and implement requirements of the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom on medical exposures.
There is a consultation period of 2 weeks in place, which will close at 11.45pm on 31st July 2017.
This consultation seeks views on proposed regulations on safety standards, for protection against the dangers from medical exposures to ionising radiation.
Below is a link to the consultation, whereby you can submit comments
Press Statement on Euratom and supply of medical isotopes following Brexit from the British Nuclear Medicine Society, supported by the Royal College of Radiologists and Royal College of Physicians
On Wednesday 12 July there was a parliamentary debate on the implications for the UK on withdrawing from the Euratom Treaty. Since 1957 the Euratom framework has enshrined the regulation and safeguards for the transportation and use of radioactive materials and governs UK international nuclear cooperation agreements with European and third party countries, including Canada, Japan and the USA. Withdrawing from Euratom will affect the arrangements for the supply and use of radioactive isotopes to industry, power generation, academia and medicine.
Submitted by sixth form student Portia Smith
Apparently, I’m the youngest person ever to present at a BNMS conference. I’m in my first year of sixth form college, and have just presented a poster at the Spring Meeting, 2017. Thanks to the nuclear medicine department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, led by Dr Sabina Dizdarevic, I had the opportunity to raise awareness for Tc-99m-MIBI accumulation in axillary apocrine sweat glands. In this region, high sudation levels can mimic lymphadenopathy in patients with parathyroid adenoma and malignancy, potentially prompting unnecessary intervention or surgery.
Dr Sabina Dizdarevic and Portia Smith and her poster 'Don't forget sweat gland MIBI accumulation' at BNMS2017.
Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
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Closing date 15 September 2017
Registration now open!
If you intend to pay for registration via invoice, please ensure you obtain a PO number and invoicing address from your finance department before going ahead with registration.
DELEGATE REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
Delegate pack on arrival
Certificate of attendance
Free tea and coffee breaks