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What is a voluntary register?

A voluntary register is not a statutory register - this means it does not have the force of law to ensure practitioners comply with its requirements. 

It also means that there is no protection of title - so, for example, anyone can call themselves an neurophysiologist. 

This makes it a weaker system to protect the public than a statutory register. 

In 2004 it was agreed that the disciplines registered with RCCP should be statutorily registered but changes in government policy have prevented this.  RCCP has been actively lobbying to change this since that date and you can find out how our campaign is going by looking at our Newsletters.

You can contact us for more information or sign our petition by following this link.
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RCCP Gains PSA Accreditation

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


CPD Report 2017

RCCP CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUDIT REPORT 2017 Continuing professional development (CPD) can be defined as a broad range of activities that a person undertakes or participates in, in order to maintain, improve or develop their knowledge and skills to the benefit of the practitioner, those that work with and most importantly the patient. All registrants are required to maintain CPD activity in order to remain on the register. This report reviews the CPD audit undertaken during August and September 2017.


Department of Health & Social Care Consultation

The Department of Health and Social Care has recently been consulting on the delivery of effective regulation. It said that the UK's model of professional regulation for healthcare professionals has become complex and outdated and that regulation needs to change to protect patients better, to support our health services and to help the workforce meet future challenges. The RCCP responded to the consultation and you can see our response here


RCCP applies for PSA accreditation

The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists has submitted an application to the The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) to gain assured status for it's register.


Reporting a concern

Concerned about poor practice? It's easy to let us about it. Click the title to find out more


What does RCCP do?

The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) was formed in 2001 - find out more here


What is a clinical physiologist?

Clinical physiologists are a group of healthcare workers who are involved in diagnosis and management of a wide range of conditions - find out more here


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