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Accredited registers update 

We announce the accreditation of two new registers

We are pleased to announce that we recently accredited two registers. They are the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

The JCCP registers practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as fillers, injections and lasers. They also register surgeons specialising in hair loss restoration which is a new occupation for the Accredited Registers programme.

The RCCP holds a register for practitioners in six disciplines of clinical physiology: audiology, cardiac physiology, gastro-intestinal physiology, neurophysiology, respiratory physiology and sleep physiology. 

We look forward to working with both the JCCP and the RCCP to promote the benefits of Accredited Registers.

Life sciences register accredited: a step forward for patient safety

A new credentialing register for the life sciences industry has been accredited by us with the support of the NHS. The register is held by the Academy for Healthcare Science (an existing Accredited Register) and will provide assurance to NHS Trusts that people working on their premises have been vetted.

Professionals working in the life sciences industry engage with NHS staff and patients daily, undertaking a variety of important tasks: the maintenance of life-saving technology and the training of clinical staff on new procedures. They work in the private sector but work in NHS premises so it’s important that these interactions take place within a professional, ethical and safe framework.

For more information on the register, visit

2018 Accredited Registers annual conference

Taking its inspiration from our recent report, this year’s conference is titled 'Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce – next steps'. It takes place on Friday, 29 June and will feature a mix of presentations and workshops using the report – co-published with the Royal Society for Public Health – as the central theme. We will also be looking at the future of regulation and the effect this will have on both regulated and non-regulated professions.

Industry events past and present

National VoicesA productive and enjoyable day was had by all at the recent National Voices conference on 14 March. As a member of National Voices, we took part in the exhibition and chatted to many delegates about regulation and the benefits of the Accredited Registers programme.

We are also looking forward to attending this year’s NHS Scotland Event in Glasgow on 18-19 June. The theme of the event is ‘Delivering Now, Improving for the Future’. We shall be taking a stand in the exhibition hall and taking the opportunity to meet as many delegates as possible to discuss the work of the Authority, the state of professional healthcare regulation and the Accredited Registers progamme.