CT Manufacturers Stakeholder Involvement
HERCA started its dialogue with the CT manufacturers, professional and international organisations in 2010. Today, HERCA publishes the outcomes of this dialogue in a comprehensive report.
Getting the right image for my patient
HERCA launched a European communication campaign to promote the appropriate use of medical imaging. It stages a consultation situation between referrer and patient and sets out 7 key questions the referrer should ask when referring for an imaging examination. It highlights what is in the interest of the patient, along with some simple reflections and arguments that can be readily put forward during the consultation.
Clinical Audit in medical radiological practices
HERCA publishes a paper on Clinical Audit in medical radiological practices in order to help the radiological community on how regulatory requirements for clinical audit should be met
2nd HERCA Workshop on National Radon Action Plans
HERCA will organise a second workshop on Radon National Action Plans (21st -23rd September 2021)
HERCA Pre-workshop on National Radon Action Plans
An online pre-Workshop event will take place on 23 March 2021 10:30 CET – 13:15 CET.
HERCA Working group on Emergencies has approved three new documents on the HERCA-WENRA-Approach: Guidance for Strategies for extension of evacuation, sheltering and ITB protective actio...Read more
A meeting was held with the Chair of WENRA on the 22nd of January 2021...Read more
HERCA Board met remotely on the 19th and 20th November 2020. ...Read more
HEADS OF THE EUROPEAN RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION COMPETENT AUTHORITIES
HERCA is a voluntary association in which the Heads of Radiation Protection Authorities work together in order to identify common issues and propose practical solutions for these issues. HERCA is working on topics generally covered by provisions of the EURATOM Treaty. The programme of work of HERCA is based on common interest in significant regulatory issues.
The goal of HERCA is to contribute to a high level of radiological protection throughout Europe. In order to achieve this goal, the association will:
- Build and maintain a European network of chief radiation protection regulatory authorities, with the definite wish to involve ALL such regulatory authorities, throughout Europe
- Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences, avoiding unnecessary duplication of work and learning from one another’s best practices
- Develop a common approach to radiation protection and the way it is transposed into regulation
- Discuss and, where appropriate, express its consensus opinion on significant regulatory issues.
The Uniqueness of HERCA
Compared to other existing networks in radiation protection, HERCA is composed of the Heads of the Authorities, persons who either have decision capacity or can at least have a major influence on policy and decisions within their country.