IOP signs partnership agreement with British Institute of Radiology

18 October 2016

The IOP and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) have signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration between them and to offer a 25% discount on the first year of membership to existing members of the IOP who join the BIR, and vice versa.

IOP signs partnership agreement with British Institute of Radiology

The arrangement is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed by the IOP’s chief executive, Professor Paul Hardaker, and the BIR’s president, Andy Rogers, at the Institute’s London centre on 6 October.

The reciprocal arrangement means that existing IOP members who wish to join the BIR in addition to belonging to the IOP will receive a 25% discount on their first year of membership. Similarly, BIR members who wish to join the IOP will receive a 25% discount on their first year of membership.

Rogers, a medical physicist, is head of radiation physics in Nottingham University Hospitals. At the signing of the MOU, he said: “The advantages for the BIR are that it represents our desire to be multidisciplinary and engage with a broad range of organisations, of which the IOP is one, and that our members will get access to a broad range of activities – and that’s a great member benefit.”

IOP signs partnership agreement with British Institute of Radiology

Hardaker said: “I’m delighted that we have this new agreement in place. We have worked closely with the BIR for many years and they are a very valued partner and collaborator. This will only strengthen the opportunities for both institutes and our respective members to work more closely together.” 

BIR members who wish to join the IOP can do so via the BIR website. BIR members wishing to join the IOP should visit the Join Us section of the IOP website.