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
New RCCP Chief Executive Officer RCCP is pleased to announce that its new CEO, Lesley Murphy has joined the team. Lesley has many years of experience in working at board level in the NHS, as well as the public and third sectors. Highlights have included working as CEO for membership organisations such as The Association of Anaesthetists and The Intensive Care Society. Her recent work has been for the British Society of Gastroenterology where she has led the production of a membership engagement strategy. She has held roles as CEO of four PCTs concurrently and subsequently as Arden,Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area Director for NHS England was also instrumental in building a Champions network and writing a staff Engagement Strategy for NHS England’s 6000 plus staff. Lesley is passionate about delivering professional management to enable clinicians to support patients and safeguard the public.
RCCP Renewal 2018 - once again the process shall take place online from 1st April. Please click on RCCP Renewal 2018 to learn more.
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.
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
From the 1st April 2018 you may Renew your Registration for this year. We have created a more comprehensive ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section to assist all registrants, based on all renewal enquiries we have previously received. We hope we have covered your query here and alleviated the need to email or call.
The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) have been discussing joint working for the last 2 years. Please click to view an update.
UK Health Departments have concerns that some healthcare professionals practise without insurance cover, or insufficient cover. RCCP requires thgat all of its registrants have appropriate cover in place – find out more here
Your registration with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists is due for renewal on 1st May 2018. We are pleased to confirm that the renewal fee will remain at £40.00 and is unchanged from the previous 8 years.
The National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) published new safety standards on 7th September 2015 - this applies to all clinical physiologists so please make sure you are aware of it - find out more here
If you wish to reinstate your registration you will now need to follow the new online Reactivation process.
Email Address - it is important to make sure your email address is correct and up to date as this is our main method of contacting you and the only way you can login and access your online account. The monthly Newsletters are sent to all Registrants via email only.
Not sure what your limitations on prescribing are? - find out more here
Clinical physiology was recommended for statutory regulation by the Health Professions Council in 2004 - find our more here
Thinking of taking a career break or returning to practice after a gap? Find our here how to maintain or renew your registration with RCCP
RCCP standards require that a registrant must follow some simple rules