|Affiliations||International Radiation Protection Association|
The Society for Radiological Protection is the leading UK professional body promoting learning and skills in the field of Radiological Protection. The Society was formed in 1963, and received its Royal Charter in 2007. It has the overall objectives of improving public knowledge and maintaining professional standards in that field. It is the largest society of its kind in Europe, and second largest in the world.
In 1998 the SRP was affiliated to IRPA, the International Radiation Protection Association, as the UK Associate Society. It is a registered UK charity.
The society is a joint publisher of the Journal of Radiological Protection.
Originally the UK branch of the US Health Physics Society, The Society for Radiological Protection was founded in 1963. The society was renamed as The Society for Radiological Protection when the formal connection with the Health Physics Society was dissolved two years later. The later part of the decade saw the adoption of a constitution and the first awards of Honorary Fellowships. The society started issuing the Certificate of Professional Competence in Operational Health Physics in 1979. This was later transferred to a separate legal entity: RPA2000.
The Journal of Radiological Protection was started in 1981, and is currently published by Institute of Physics Publishing. In 1996, the society developed the first NVQ standards in radiation protection, which were accredited in April 1997.
In 2000, the society set up RPA2000 with The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine; the Institute of Radiation Protection and the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers. RPA2000 is the sole certifier of competence in radiation protection practice. The Society for Radiological Protection is the major stakeholder in RPA2000.
The society received its royal charter in 2007, and in 2008 registered as charity number 1122804.
The Society of Radiological Protection was granted a Royal Charter in 2007. This formally recognised radiation protection as a profession and allowed the creation of the title Chartered Radiation Protection Professional, with suitably qualified members being entitled to use the post-nominal letters CRadP.
Set up in early 2010 to promote less experienced radiation protection professionals in the Society, and to focus on the needs of newer members. The aim of the group is to help members develop their careers in the field of radiation protection. It is open to any member of the society who would be interested in establishing or progressing their career. The group is currently looking for a representative from the medical sector to join.
The Society for Radiological Protection is partnered with:
Current President: Jim Thurston 2021 -
Past Presidents have been: 
2021: Steve Griffiths
2020: John Bradshaw
2019: Peter Marsden, Richard Paynter, Alan Marsh.
2018: Phil Tattersall. Jan Pentreath, Claire Cousins.
2017: Brian Gornall, John Broughton, Arwel Barratt.
2016: Pete Burgess, Ian Robinson.
2015: Colin Martin, Mike Renouf.
2014: John Marshall, Chris Perks, John Harrison.
2013: Penny Allisy-Roberts, John Croft, Clive Williams.
2012: Sheila Liddle, Richard Wakeford, Mike Thorne.
2011: Wendy Bines, Tony R Richards, Eddie Goldfinch, Bernard James.
2010: Jack Valentin, Cathy Griffiths, Bernard Willcox
2009: Lorna Arnold OBE, Tony Hudson, Colin Partington
2008: Roger Coates, John Scott, John Hunt.
2007: Julian Preston, Roger Cox.
2006: Pauline Powell
2005: Ken Shaw, Geoff Roberts, Eric Hall.
2004: John Gill
2003: John Jackson, Jack Schull, Dudley Goodhead.
2002: Margaret Minski, John Stather.
2001: Peter Beaver, Muir Wasson.
2000: Bryn Bridges
1999: Keith Boddy, Alan Knight, Geoff Webb.
1995: Roger Clarke CBE
1994: Sir Richard Doll
1993: John Bonnell, David Sowby
1992: John Lakey
1991: Bill Saxby
1990: Hugh Orchard
1989: Jack Martin, Bernard Wheatley
1988: John Dunster CB, Bryan Lister.
1986: Robin Mole
1984: Jack Vennart
1973: Greg Marley, Charles Adams.
1970: Val Mayneord CBE, Walter Binks, Sir Edward Pochin