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It is expected that all radiation protection services currently provided by the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) within PHE will transfer into the new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) with effect from October 2021. Please be assured that this transition does not affect arrangements with clients; all contracts for services and appointments of PHE in a radiation protection expert capacity will remain valid. Clients will be notified when the transition is complete and the change of name comes into effect.
Here at PHE we are taking all necessary steps to protect our staff and our customers. While for many of our services it is a case of business as usual, some, inevitably, have been affected and we have had to make some adjustments as to how we deliver those services. Existing customers who may be affected by these changes are being contacted individually to advise them of revised arrangements.
However, please be assured that our experts remain fully accessible via email, telephone and Skype. If you have an enquiry in relation to a specific service you can find the contact details on the dedicated web page. If you are unsure which of our services best suits your needs or you just have a radiation protection query you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - this mailbox is being constantly monitored.
Public Health England offers a Personal Dosimetry Service (PDS) which is based on its extensive expertise in radiological protection and is underpinned by continuing research and development.
We have over fifty years' experience in providing high-quality personal radiation dose monitoring. Our dosemeters consistently achieve good results in national and European intercomparisons.
PDS provides a high-quality dosimetry service capable of measuring and recording radiation doses received by our customers and their employees. All our services are Approved Dosimetry Services (ADS) - they have been approved by the British Health and Safety Executive under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017. All dosemeters are assessed in laboratories within the UK.