Clinical technologists are also referred to as healthcare science practitioners. They are experts in the maintenance and operation of equipment used to diagnose and treat patients. They are not regulated by law, but can choose to be part of an Accredited Register which ensures that they adhere to good standards of practice.
The Register of Clinical Technologists (the RCT) is a register for healthcare scientists concerned with the practical application of physics, engineering and technology to clinical practice. Clinical technologists work in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, private health care, academic institutions and the medical device industry.