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Department History

Medical Physics at Dorset County Hospital started in 1982 when Dr. Joe Aindow was appointed.  In 1985 Peter Robins joined the department followed, in 1989, by Jonathan Fowler who filled a newly created technician post.

1996 saw Mike Lunt join the department while Joe took a sabbatical year as a Director of a ultrasound technology company.  Mike remained with us on a part-time basis providing weekly Doppler scanning sessions and, more recently, as a research scientist until his retirement in April 2007.

In November 2000 Coral Stockley was appointed as a Trainee Technician.  After qualifying in 2002, Coral took up the post of MEM Software technician.

James Goracy joined the department in September 2003 as the latest Trainee/Student Technician. He will be attending, on a block release basis, Peoples College / De Montfort University, Nottingham, for the academic component of his training.


Since 1991 the Medical Physics Department has been a member of a Consortium of similar departments, in line with the guidance given by the  Department of Health for the organisation of such scientific services in HN(90)18. Other members of the local Consortium include the Medical Physics departments at the Royal United Hospital (Bath), Great Western Hospital (Swindon) and Odstock Hospital (Salisbury), Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (Bath) and the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering.

The Consortium is accredited for the training of Medical Physicists and member departments benefit from access to specialist skills or equipment not available in  their own establishment.  Following recent organisational changes, the Consortium continues but on an informal basis.

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