Medical physics and clinical engineering

The Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering consists of about 100 staff from a variety of professional disciplines comprising Clinical Scientists, Clinical Engineers, Clinical Technologists, Radiographers, Medical and Administration & Clerical staff.

The main clinical services provided by members of the department include identification of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Tissue Viability Measurements (TcPO2 and Laser Doppler Flowmetry), Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers and Complex Wounds, Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound, Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Measurement (TMD), Hearing and Balance Assessment (TMD), Light Sensitivity Testing (service being developed in conjunction with Dermatology), Functional MRI, Radiotherapy Physics Services (including Mould room). In addition the department providesengineering support for over 25.000 Medical Devices that the Trust has. 

The department is also actively involved with research and development in a number of areas and runs pre-registration training schemes both for Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, and for other health professions.

The Training Team

Clinical Scientist Training Coordinator - Contact 023 8120 4220

Clinical Technologist Training Coordinator - Contact 023 8082 5330

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Staff Profile

  • Clinical Scientists in Medical Physics/Clinical Engineering
    There are around 25 Clinical Scientists working in the department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering.

    Medical Physicists and Clinical Engineers carry out a wide variety of roles which may be routine or of a research and development nature. Many are concerned with the application of science in the areas of nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, radiology and various aspects of physiological monitoring and investigation.


  • Clinical Technologists in Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering
    There are around 50 Clinical Technologists working across the Trust in Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering.

    Clinical Technologists (formerly known as Medical Technical Officers or MTOs) carry out a broad range of functions and are an essential part of sustaining Clinical Services.

    Whilst some are responsible for maintaining and servicing complex, specialised equipment used to diagnose and treat patients, others undertake Clinical Measurements or work with ionising radiation.


There are currently 7 trainees in the department working towards registering as a Clinical Scientist or Clinical Technologist.

For learning opportunities in Medical Physics and Bioengineering, please read Learning Opportunities (See Also window, right).