Science for Patient Benefit

Our campaign "Science for Patient Benefit" was launched on 27 June 2016.

To download a copy of our poster please click here. Hardcopies (in A2 and A3) as well as "Science for Patient Benefit" pens and lanyards can be requested free of charge from 

International Reach

In response to requests from other professional international organisations the campaign material has been made freely available to everyone.  Organisations such as the European Federation of Medical Physics Organisations (EFOMP) have promoted this within their membership and the responses have been very positive.  Some countries where English is commonly spoken (such as India and Malta) have used the original material and others have translated the posters into their own language to make it accessible to patients in their country. 

Should you wish to use our artwork and translate it please get in touch at

 Poster in Croatian
At a rally in Jaipur, India
Poster in Czech


Support from other organisations

 “The Science for Patient Benefit campaign highlights the amazing contribution scientists, medical physicists, engineers and technologists make to patient care daily through the diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative and innovative services they provide. This inspiring initiative will demonstrate their critical role in delivering a modern healthcare service.”
Professor Sue Hill, OBE PhD DSc CBiol FSB Hon FRCP Hon FRCPath
Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England

“I am delighted to support this excellent Science for Patient Benefit initiative from IPEM, which highlights the essential role of the healthcare scientist as a vital part of the healthcare team. British healthcare is the envy of the world because we have a heritage of high quality scientists supporting all aspects of clinical work – diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. Behind every good doctor and nurse there is a great scientific team - and medical physicists, engineers and technologists are the epitome of this teamwork.”  
Brendan G Cooper B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Biol, FRSB, FERS.
President of the Academy for Healthcare Science

The winning mugs!

Part of the campaign was an IPEM member competition to design a "Science for Patient Benefit" mug. The winning designs were revealed at our MPEC Conference in September 2016. 

Overall winner
Elizabeth Kapasa, Postgraduate Researcher/PhD Student at the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leeds for her design "Unmasking the hidden heroes of healthcare".  Her prize was a year's supply of Yorkshire Tea.

Runners Up
Greg Jolliffe, Radiotherapy Physicist at Nottingham City Hospital for his "Batman" design
Kate Elliott, 1st year trainee clinical scientist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, for her "Don’t worry…" design
Richard Harbron, Research Associate from the Sir James Spence Institute at Newcastle University/Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle for his "Filtered back-projection used in computed tomography" design

 These mugs can now be bought for £5.00 plus P&P.  Choose your design or why not buy a set of 4 for your department?  To order please call our office on 01904 610821.


Support the campaign on social media

The official hashtag for this campaign is #scienceforpatientbenefit    Why not tweet a selfie with you and the poster  in your department?

We have some ready made tweets for you (just copy and paste):

Without physics and engineering there would be no modern healthcare. #scienceforpatientbenefit  @ipemnews

See how medical physicists, engineers & technologists make a difference to patients' lives #scienceforpatientbenefit

Great campaign @ipemnews Without physics & engineering there would be no modern healthcare #scienceforpatientbenefit

Please feel free to use this selection of specific "Did you know?" images (right click to "Save image as" or "Copy image"):


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