Radiation protection service

Radiation protection imageWe support healthcare establishments in the use of ionising radiation. Current clients include hospitals and dental clinics throughout Hampshire and Isle of Wight, States of Guernsey and the School of Medicine at the University of Southampton. In 1996, our service was awarded ISO certification and is currently accredited with ISO 9001.

Our services

Radiation protection advice and measurements

We offer the services of an accredited radiation protection advisor, and carry out radiation measurements of ionising radiations, particularly in the fields of medical, dental and veterinary radiology, radiotherapy and the medical uses of radionuclides. 

We provide expert advice to ensure compliance with legislation in the planning and setting up of installations or services. Our service ensures involvement of other radiation experts within the department, particularly in the fields of non-ionising radiations (such as lasers, MRI, intense light sources, microwaves) and radiotherapeutic techniques using linear accelerators (linacs) or radionuclides. 

Emergency service

Radiation protectionWe can provide emergency assistance in the event of a radiation incident. Outside of normal working hours, contact the Southampton General Hospital switchboard (023 8077 2222). Our service is included in the National Arrangements for Incidents Involving Radioactivity (NAIR) scheme.

Meet the team

Our team is made up of four clinical scientists and two clinical technologists:

Clinical Scientists:

  • Ben Johnson (radiation protection adviser and medical physics expert)
  • Clare Joy
  • Ruth Nicol
  • Martha Stuffins

Clinical Technologists:

  • John Armstrong
  • Anthony Robinson

Contact us

Medical physics department
Mailpoint 29
Southampton General Hospital
SO16 6YD