Giving members of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine access to workforce information using interactive mapping software

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and InstantAtlas

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) is the professional organisation for physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers and technologists working in medicine and biology.

The IPEM’s Workforce Intelligence Unit was set up to give it a credible voice in policy development, the training and education of physicists, engineers and associated services working in all areas of medicine and healthcare. As a leading centre for workforce intelligence the IPEM is able to map demographic, health and services information, across the four countries of the UK, and overlay workforce information. We spoke to Jemimah Eve, Project Officer, about mapping software and how it is being used to meet IPEM’s objectives.

When did you first come across InstantAtlas?

I saw Public Health England’s Atlas of Variation and realised it was a good way to get information into the hands of people who don’t have a detailed knowledge of html or GiS systems…

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