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Welcome to the Medical Physics Department at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

These pages will provide you with useful information about us and our services, but if you would like to know more, feel free to get in touch (details in the contacts section below) and we'll do our best to help with any queries.

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Medical Physics - Research, Innovation, Training Report 2019 (PDF)

What we do  

Medical Physics is a specialist department which provides clinical and research support services within and beyond the organisation. Most sections fall within the Clinical Support and Imaging Management Group but we also have professional links with Radiotherapy Physics and with departments in the University of Leicester and De Montfort University. A number of Medical Physics staff hold honorary contracts with the University of Leicester.

We support the training of Clinical Scientists and Healthcare Science Practitioners through Health Education East Midlands (HEEM) and we also employ a number of assistants and apprentices.

All staff in Medical Physics – Clinical Scientists, Chartered Engineers, Healthcare Science Practitioners, Clinical Technologists, Assistants, Managers and Admin staff, are encouraged to develop themselves and their services through Continuous Professional Development (CPD), research, and innovation. 

To learn more about research, innovation, and training within the department of Medical Physics, you can read our latest report here. 

Our Mission

Our vision is to be a resilient, respected, value for money Medical Physics Department with a reputation for innovation and excellence; to be recognised for our benefits to patients, the Trust, research partners and external clients; and to be a department of choice for staff.

Our Services  

The department specialises in:

Clinical Engineering

The Clinical Engineering Service provides a comprehensive equipment management service, supports research involving medical devices and provides technical support services to critical care wards.

Click here to read more about Clinical Engineering

Nuclear Medicine Service

The Nuclear Medicine Service provides a range of diagnostic imaging techniques and therapeutic procedures involving radionuclide’s to manage and treat medical conditions, using state of the art imaging equipment.

Click here to read more about Nuclear Medicine

Leicester Radiation Safety

Leicester Radiation Safety Service (LRSS) provides scientific and technical support for the use of ionising (x-rays, radionuclides, radiotherapy) and non-ionising (lasers, MR, ultrasound and ultraviolet) radiation. This service is provided to all NHS organisations as well as local businesses in Leicestershire, through specialised certificated advisers

Find out more about Leicester Radiation Safety Service

Clinical Measurement Services

Medical Physics Clinical Measurement services provide: 

  • Electrodiagnostic testing, scientific and technical services to ENT, Audiology and Ophthalmology
  • Newborn Hearing Screening to all newborn babies for hearing response within the first 3 months of being born.
  • Urodynamics technical services to urology, uro-gynaecology and paediatric departments.
  •  Ankle Brachial Pressure Index testing at the Leicester General Hospital for all departments.

Research support is provided through our links with the University of Leicester.

The majority of our services are covered by the international quality standard ISO 9001:2015

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Contacting us:



Department of Medical Physics
Level 1 Sandringham Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary 
Leicester LE1 5WW


0116 258 5624


Contacts for specific areas can be found under the relevant section.