About IPEM 

Physicists, engineers and technologists play vital roles in delivering our healthcare. IPEM is the professional organisation that represents this workforce. We are a charity with more than 4,600 members from healthcare, academia and industry.

Some members help to ensure that patients are correctly diagnosed and safely treated for illnesses such as cancer and stroke through their work on imaging and radiotherapy.  Some develop, maintain and manage medical equipment such as MRI and ultrasound scanners, X-ray machines, drug delivery systems and patient monitors. 

Other members' research and innovation leads to new technologies and methods that improve on existing medical treatments. They provide new solutions that enable people with injuries or long-term conditions to complete everyday tasks.  Find out more about what our members do.

All IPEM members work to a Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct (for more information click here)

IPEM’s Mission:

Improving health through Physics and Engineering in Medicine

IPEM's Vision: 

Developing the professional, improving healthcare, transforming lives together

IPEM's Values:

Trusted - The leading voice in improving health through physics and engineering 
Inclusive - Enabling a diverse and inclusive professional community
Progressive - Delivering innovative practice development for the public good

IPEM's areas of strategic focus are:

Professional Development

Providing excellent learning and development services that meet the needs of the professional community of physicists, engineers and technologists working in physics and engineering in medicine and biology in hospitals, academia and industry.


Growing and nurturing a vibrant community of practice through our membership, with high professional standards at its core, outstanding volunteer engagement and a real commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.


Championing the importance of professional knowledge and innovation, identifying and raising awareness of the key challenges that lie ahead for physics and engineering in medicine and biology and being a trusted and effective voice for the profession.

IPEM 2025 strategyRead all about our new strategy, and how we will continue to support our members and deliver public benefit: 

IPEM 2025 

Our Commitment to Equality

IPEM recognises and values the importance of diversity in its employees and membership.

We actively promote the richness that diversity engenders and take the commitment to equal opportunities seriously.

We base our relationships with members, employees, partners and other stakeholders on mutual respect and appreciation of individual differences.

For some examples of the steps we have taken to achieve diversity, equality and inclusion please click here

To see our Equality Policy Statement please click here

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