Release date: Friday 23 March 2018 NEWS RELEASE The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists gains Professional Standards Authority accreditation The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) has gained Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accreditation. Patients are able to choose a clinical physiologist 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 RCCP’s register has been accredited under the Accredited Registers programme. Clinical physiologists on the RCCP’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. Trefor Watts, RCCP Chair said: “Following rigorous assessment, we are delighted that our commitment to patient safety and high professional standards has been recognised by the PSA. The quality mark will give extra peace of mind for anyone looking for a clinical physiologist, letting them know that anyone who holds the mark is committed to high standards. The RCCP is pleased to offer the quality mark to clinical physiologists that meet the far reaching standards of our register, as approved by the Professional Standards Authority.” Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority said: “We are very pleased to accredit RCCP’s register of clinical physiologists. Bringing clinical physiologists 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 anyone looking for health and social care services, and gives clinical physiologists the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to good practice.” Accreditation means that RCCP’s 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. Further information about Accredited Registers is available at http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/accredited-registers The RCCP holds a voluntary register for practitioners in six disciplines of Clinical Physiology. Its aim is to ensure the highest levels of safety for patients of clinical physiologists. For further information about the RCCP visit www.rccp.co.uk
Here you will find links to the professional bodies that make up RCCP
ANS is the professional body for Neurophysiological Physiologists. ANS has a long standing and close relationship with the British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN) which is the professional body of the medical staff within the discipline
ARTP have represented the standards and quality of lung function measurement in the UK for over 30 years
BAA is the largest association of professionals in hearing and balance in the UK. Its membership extends internationally and provides services in both the public and private sector. It aims to help its members to develop in their professional skills, provide a benchmark for quality and professional standards and promote audiology as an autonomous profession
Gastrointestinal Physiology has a long association with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). The Professional Body, the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) is a fully integrated section of the BSG. Diagnostic services in GI Physiology tend to be established in secondary and tertiary care centres and the departments work closely with gastroenterology, upper GI surgery, coloproctology and pelvic floor services.