National IR(ME)R Audit 2021


Data collection for the National IR(ME)R Audit 2021 is now closed.


The audit is a collaboration between British Institute of Radiology, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Society of Radiographers and Royal College of Radiologists.


  • To demonstrate safe practice in radiation exposure control
  • To compare development, review and use of CT DRLs against published recommendations
  • To assess adequacy of radiology workforce education in relation to IR(ME)R regulations.

Benefits for participants:

  • Facilitates local compliance with IR(ME)R
  • Facilitates preparation for regulatory visits
  • Facilitates participation in QSI
  • 1 CPD credit per hour in relation to work done, 1 for reflection and 1 for impact (RCR)
  • Methodology to undertake local re-audits.

Benefits for patients:

  • Compliance with IR(ME)R ensures benefits of exposure to ionising radiation outweigh risks
  • Doses are kept as low as reasonably practicable.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the audit, please contact us at

We are grateful for your help to make this important audit representative of and valuable to all departments.

Dr Denis Remedios, Chair, IR(ME)R Working Group

and on behalf of

Clinical Radiology Audit and Quality Improvement Committee (CRAQIC)

Grateful acknowledgments to: Liz Benson (BIR); Conor Clancy (IPEM); Lynda Johnson, Maria Murray (SoR); Steven Ebdon-Jackson, Stewart Redman (RCR); Sue Edyvean (PHE).