Employers and the public are able to choose a clinical technologist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, an independent statutory body, accountable to Parliament.
The Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) has been accredited under the Accredited Registers programme. Clinical Technologists on the RCT’s register will be able to display the Accredited Register quality mark, a sign that they belong to a register which meets the Professional Standards Authority’s robust standards.
Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority said:
“We are very pleased to accredit the Register of Clinical Technologists. Bringing these practitioners into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality. The programme offers a new layer of protection for people receiving health services, and gives Clinical Technologists the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to good practice.”
Andy Mosson, Registrar of the RCT said:
“The quality mark will give extra peace of mind for anyone employing a clinical technologist, letting them know that anyone who holds the mark is committed to high standards. The RCT is pleased to offer the quality mark to Clinical Technologists that meet the far reaching standards of our register, as approved by the Professional Standards Authority.”
Accreditation does not imply that the Authority has assessed the merits of individuals on the register. This remains the responsibility of the RCT. Accreditation means that the RCT register meets the Professional Standards Authority’s high standards in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management of the register, complaints handling and information.
Accredited registers encompass a growing range of occupations and organisations and the Professional Standards Authority may accredit more than one register in any particular occupation, as it has for counselling and psychotherapy. Further information see Accredited Registers.
Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
Director of Standards and Policy
Tel: 0207 389 8030