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Message from the Chair

We are acutely aware of the many issues facing clinical physiologists at this incredibly difficult time. We are dealing with many enquiries about working outside scope of practice as so many people are being deployed in all kinds of situations to assist within the NHS. There are also many questions around the role of students and people in training all of which are testing everybody who is involved in regulation and education.

The good news is that many of the key stakeholders are working together in a very cooperative and flexible way. The RCCP is actively working with other registers, registrants, professional bodies and higher education institutions to provide support and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recognise that in this moment of time, life as we know it has changed and this has impacted everyone in a variety of ways and created many questions and need for support. We have produced guidance notes and shared resources, as well as issuing a statement to assist students and higher education providers. Please go to the RCCP website where there are many links to the latest announcements by Government and regulators.
 
www.rccp.co.uk

We are now entering into our annual renewal period and are aware that some of our registrants may require additional support as a result of Coronavirus and we would like to reassure everyone that we will support, offer flexibility and accommodate individual's needs as much as we can. If you have any issues, please feel free to contact us. Your renewal fees enable us to operate our Head Office and enables us to focus on the key issues that affect you as a registrant.

We have recently reviewed all of our activities and our governance structures and were in the process of making a number of announcements. We have an Action Plan designed to raise the profile of the RCCP, educate the public about your roles within the NHS and outside, to continue the campaign for regulation and to implement a new Registrant Engagement Strategy and Plan. Unfortunately, these new measures have been put on hold but will be actioned once we emerge from this terrible situation.    

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our registrants, supporting members of the public, students, universities, professional bodies and employers for your continued support. We particularly acknowledge those of you who have been re-deployed and are working in new roles, enduring extended hours of work and undergoing training to support our NHS. I would also like to thank all of our staff and my fellow Directors all of whom are working tirelessly to ensure that the RCCP meets your requirements.
 


Paul Burgess MBE – Chair RCCP, the Board and HQ Staff

We will bring you regular updates and share relevant documentation. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any queries or concerns that we can support with. 
 
Please contact the RCCP Support Team for any COVID-19 queries that you may have on 01905 885350 or via email: rccp@rccp.co.uk

Updated 14/04/2020
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