Clinical physiologists are a group of healthcare workers who are involved in diagnosis and management of a wide range of conditions - many of which are sensitive or invasive including the following.
- Hearing Therapists and audiologists
- Cardiac physiologists
- Gastro-intestinal Physiologists
- Respiratory Physiologists
- Sleep physiologists.
Clinical physiologists are not statutorily regulated by the Government. The RCCP exists to hold the voluntary register for the profession in the absence of statutory regulation, and it simultaneously works to achieve statutory regulation for the profession by lobbying government.
We currently regulate members of six professions and we keep a Register of those who meet our standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour. We can take action if someone on our Register falls below our standards.
Who is registered with the RCCP?
We currently have around 6000 clinical physiologists on our register. You can view them all on our website as our register is publicly accessible using the website search box.
Should I be concerned if I employ someone who is not registered with the RCCP?
We only register professionals who meet our standards for training, professional skills and behaviour.
To be on the RCCP Register a person has to show that they are fit to practise at the time when they first join the Register, and to provide continued evidence of their fitness to practise whenever they renew their registration every year. Fitness to practise is not just about professional performance - it also includes acts by a Registrant that may have an effect on public protection or confidence in the profession or the regulatory process itself. This can include matters which are not directly related to professional practice.
We can also take action against professionals who fall below these standards, which gives employers and patients protection from anyone who chooses not to maintain their skills.
What standards do RCCP registrants have to meet?
Standards of Character
Standards of Proficiency Clinical Physiologists
Standards for Continuing Professional Development
Standards for Education and Training
Code of Conduct
How do I find out if my employee is registered with the RCCP?
You can contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 226 3064/01543 442143, or you can check that all of the clinical physiologists employed by you are registered with us on our publicly accessible register via the search box on the website.
Can I compel my employee to become registered with RCCP?
Unfortunately, no. As we are a voluntary register, there is no law that requires clinical physiologists to register with us. However, you can make RCCP registration a requirement for employment by you for future clinical physiology recruits and many organisations do set this requirement.
What do I do if I have a concern about someone who works for me or with me?
If you have a concern about a RCCP registered healthcare practitioner, then please do tell us. Information about how to do this is here.