• e-IRMER: X-ray safety training
    e-IRMER: X-ray safety training
    e-IRMER: X-ray safety training
    • Meets UK training requirements for medical exposure of patients to ionising radiations
    • Essential learning for clinicians, nurses and radiographers who use X-rays
    • Includes interactive features and self-assessment exercises

Interactive learning for healthcare professionals who request or use diagnostic X-rays

e-IRMER is a web-based resource for clinical staff who use X-rays for the diagnosis of patients. It is ideally aimed at doctors, nurses, radiographers and clinical technologists. This e-learning programme has been developed and certified by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

X-ray safety training for healthcare workers

e-IRMER satisfies the UK's theoretical training requirements for the medical exposure of patients to ionising radiations under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (Amended 2006), (IR(ME)R). 

During the programme, you can complete a wide range of interactive learning sessions, with images and self-assessment exercises. These help to develop and reinforce your understanding on key themes. Once completed, you can print off certificates to provide evidence of training to your employer or the UK's Care Quality Commission for any inspections.

e-IRMER is available 24/7 via the Internet. You can therefore study around your professional commitments, without having to take time out of the workplace.

Any questions?

If you have any further queries on our programmes, please take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Course Content

e-IRMER course modules

  • Fundamental Physics of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection
  • Legal Requirements
  • Diagnostic Radiology

e-IRMER course themes

  • Interpretation of the regulations
  • The basic physics associated with ionising radiations
  • The risks associated with ionising radiations
  • The radio-biological effects of exposure to ionising radiations
  • The production of X-rays
  • The applications of ionising radiations for diagnostic X-ray imaging (nuclear medicine to follow)
  • Practical examples of how to reduce patients’ exposures to ionising radiations
  • Practical examples of the roles of duty holders


e-IRMER equips healthcare staff with the theoretical knowledge and understanding to ensure the highest levels of patient safety during medical exposures to X-rays.
Stephen Evans, Head of Medical Physics, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust


Single-user access to the e-IRMER e-learning programme for 12 months costs £80 (excluding VAT where applicable). To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.

Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.

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