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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering: working with clinical, academic and industrial colleagues, we improve healthcare by helping people understand about diagnosing and treating patients. We do this through science, engineering and physics.

Who we are

The Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering is a joint venture between the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool. Set up in 1971, it moved to the newly built Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 1978 where it has remained ever since.

What we do

The department operates a Quality Management System for all of its activities which include:

Clinical Measurement Services

  • Ophthalmology
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology

Research, Development and Innovation

  • Medical instrumentation
  • Signal and image processing
  • Computing
  • Clinical measurement
  • Expert systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Manufacture and distribution of Silver Thread ERG Electrodes (ISO 13485 certified)
  • Servicing of EMG-3 needle guidance devices (ISO 13485 certified)

Teaching, Training and Short Courses

The team

The department consists of a number of staff offering a range of clinical measurement services to the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and other hospital trusts in the North West of England. We are actively involved with research, development and innovation in a number of areas mainly, although not exclusively, in physiological measurement techniques. 

The department is also home to the Merseyside Training Consortium which provides education and training to STP Trainee Healthcare Scientists.  We have a number of trainees on rotation, contributing to clinical services and the research activities of the team as they work towards state registration.

Contact us on any of the numbers or email addresses listed below.

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CD1110/05 (April 2021)