Approval of a Guidance document on implementation of a national radiation passbook and its practical use (H10-9.d.2) and a new related version of the dose passbook (H10-9.d.3)
2012-11-01 - 2012-11-01 - Press release on the approval of a Guidance document on implementation of a national radiation passbook and its practical use (H10-9.d.2) and a new related version of the dose passbook (H10-9.d.3) Read more
HERCA sets up of a Task force on Education & Training in Radiation Protection
2012-10-31 - The Board of Heads of HERCA approved on its 10th Meeting held in Paris on 30-31/10/2012 to set up a Task Force (TF) on Education &Training in Radiation Protection (TF E&T-RP) an a mandate was given to this TF. The ultimate mandate of the TF, which wi Read more
HERCA proposal on harmonization of DAP units
2012-10-31 - On the occasion of the 10th meeting of the Board of Heads of HERCA (Paris, 30-31 October 2012), a proposal for harmonization of DAP units in general and in interventional radiology has been approved Read more
HERCA “Position Paper on Screening” in the framework of the exposure of asymptomatic individuals in healthcare
2012-06-01 - On the occasion of its 9th meeting held in Córdoba, Spain, on 31 May 2012, HERCA has approved a “Position Paper on Screening” in the framework of the exposure of asymptomatic individuals in healthcare. Read more
Welcome to the homepage of the association of the Heads of 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, as compared to other existing networks in radiation protection, is that it 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.