Communicating Risk - Guidance for Professionals

Guide to communicating radiation risk in support of action before, during and after a radiation emergency
(published July 2021)

Achieving effective risk communication is a challenging task.  The public generally has a negative perception of radiation, and with conflicting views being presented in the media and social media, the radiation protection professional needs to be well prepared before they interact with the public.  The content of the guide was developed via a collaborative workshop pulling together experiences of attendees from UK Government, UK Regulators, Nuclear Operators, Hospitals and Media/Communication Specialists.  It is hoped it will provide a useful framework for those communicating radiation risk in support of emergency preparedness, or in the unlikely event it is needed during or after a radiation emergency.






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