The overall aim of this project was to provide an improved implementation of the Medical Exposure Directive provisions related to radiation protection education and training of medical professionals in the EU Member States.
The activities of the proposed project focused on three main tasks:
- The conduction of an EU-wide study on radiation protection training of medical professionals in the EU Member States (Work Package 1)
- The organisation of a European Workshop on radiation protection training of medical professionals in the EU Member States (Work Package 2)
- The development of a European Guidance document on radiation protection training of medical professionals (Work Package 3)
As a result of the European Guidance, the creation of a permanent multidisciplinary working party to draft and maintain European standard sets of competences at various levels forminimum radiation protection training and CPD required for all different groups of medical staff working with ionising radiation was envisaged.
To fulfill these objectives, this project especially relied on:
- Cooperation of the most relevant European umbrella organisations that represent the nationalprofessional organisations and relevant regulatory authorities
- An in-depth survey to identify the status and legal and practical arrangements in the EU Member States
- A European Workshop to discuss and disseminate the results of the study ensuring attendance by all major stakeholders
- Observer role of international organisations active in the field of radiation protection,incl. WHO, IAEA, ICRP
- Interaction with the Working Party on Medical Exposures of the Article 31 Group of Expertsof the EURATOM Treaty during the project lifetime for feedback on the work performed