1 in 6 of the population are deaf or have hearing loss and have been impacted following the introduction of PPE during COVID-19. 'Action on Hearing Loss' has issued some Communication Tips for Health and Social Care Professionals
The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) are undertaking joint work to explore greater collaboration between the two organisations.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Interim Chief Executive Officer to join the RCCP Team on a 12 month fixed term contract.
The latest news on: - The RCCP annual renewals and application process - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - Raising Concerns and our Fitness to Practice (FtP) Process
This CPD report describes the outcomes of the 6 disciplines of Clinical Physiologists the RCCP audited against our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards between April 2017 and March 2019.
Please submit your completed applications by July 31st 2020.
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise medicine will be hosting a series of four online lifestyle education sessions in June and July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These sessions are aimed at GPs and other healthcare professionals but are open to anyone with an interest in the topics.
Find out how the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists took action to achieve accreditation leading to raised standards and improved public protection..harm"
Interim CEO, Michael Guthrie Joins RCCP
RCCP's Renewal Period Starts 1st May 2020. Have you completed your renewal form and arranged payment? All active registrants are displayed on our register. Please see the below 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.
RCCP register renews approval from the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) 20.04.2020
Key Human Factors Messages when working under pressure
RCCP Support and Collaboration amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please see this section for the latest RCCP guidance for Students during the Coronavirus COVID 19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation, which is causing a significant impact to people’s lives, the NHS, businesses and the wider economy. Clinical physiologists, as with all healthcare professionals, are under intense pressure. The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) means they might need to deliver care in different ways.
The National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) have a NSHCS COVID-19 webpage has the latest information detailing the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on different aspects of healthcare science training.
We understand that you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19 and the potential impact that it may have on your role as a clinical physiologist. With this in mind we are starting to compile a list of FAQs which we encourage you to read
Joint statement regarding workforce response to coronavirus from Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement; Dr Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Advisor (Health), Welsh Government; Professor Ian Young, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health Northern Ireland; and Karen Stewart, Healthcare Science Officer, Scottish Government .
The RCCP are committed to doing all we can to support our registrants, patients and the public at this challenging time.We have made some operational changes during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we continue to regulate clinical physiologists effectively.
Clinical physiologists may find themselves working in unusual circumstances and away from the formality of their usual work environment and for a prolonged period. The onus is on all registrants to maintain the RCCP Standards to ensure that the clinical physiology professions maintains public confidence and protection in these unprecedented times.
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The RCCP are continuing to engage even more so with our registrants and to provide the necessary support. We understand some services are newly providing/increasing their provision of ‘virtual’ or remote clinics/remote monitoring facilities some of which are helping to reduce the need for in-patient stays to free up beds for the COVID-19 response.
Updated 6th April 2020
This Statement is from the Accredited Registers Collaborative and was first issued on 6 March 2020
RCCP will be introducing a small fee increase this April ahead of the '2020-2021 Renewals' period.
"2020 is going to be a very big and exciting year for the RCCP and I encourage you all to become engaged." RCCP Chair, Paul Burgess MBE
The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) is pleased to announce that we have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT).
The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists is required to periodically audit a random selection of registrant CPD records to ensure that registrants are complying with the CPD requirements of registration and this process is now due.
This is a bumper packed newsletter containing news from our Chair, Registrar and Board, as well as a new 'Day in the Life' article from registrant Alphonsa Matthew from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Lots more to come!
The BAEA exists to raise the professional profile of educational audiologists and to provide a forum for communication between professionals.
The RCCP is delighted to announce that Educational Audiologists are now eligible to join the Register. To learn more, follow the link to the BAEA (The British Association of Educational Audiologists) Website.
Please click here to view the RCCP Spring Newsletter for 2019 Thank you.
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The Alliance for Patient Safety, of which the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists is a key member, is asking candidates standing in the General Election to show their commitment to our campaign for statutory regulation.
Want to describe to students the benefits of RCCP accreditation - find out more here
Need information on providing practice placements? - find out more here
What is the difference between graduates from BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science programmes and previous clinical physiology programmes? Find out more here
Check here to find out which BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science programmes are accredited by RCCP
Check here to find out which BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology and BSc (Hons) Audiology programmes are accredited by RCCP
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
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
BSS is a professional organisation for medical, scientific and healthcare workers dealing with sleeping disorders. We are a registered British charity and our ultimate aim is to improve public health by promoting education and research into sleep and its disorders
RCCP is prepared to accredit higher education providers offering relevant programmes who produce graduates who meet our Standards of Proficiency. Here you will find information on post-graduate programmes that also provide a route to registration. Graduates are required to demonstrate the same clinical competencies as graduates completing RCCP accredited under-graduate programmes
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.
The RCCP Professional Bodies Education Committee (PBEC) was established in 2002 and has representation from the professional bodies that make up RCCP. It is now known as the Professional Standards and Education Committee (PSE)
The Committee consists of chair, vice chair and two nominees from each of the constituent professional bodies Education committees. The Chair and vice chair are not from the same professional body. The chair is nominated by RCCPSE and ratified by RCCP council. Members are selected for their knowledge and expertise in their particular field and have a proven interest in education and training for their discipline
Here you will find the latest version of the RCCP Guidelines for Accreditation (version 8)
When considering submitting an application for Voluntary Registration always check the Latest Guidance Notes to help you with your application. Please note: Any queries should be addressed prior to submission of an application and once submitted the application fee is non-refundable.
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RCCP Professional Bodies Education Committee is responsible for arranging accreditation of clinical physiology programmes - find out more here
Find out how to make the RCCP even easier to use.
Questions about applying to the Register or Renewals 2018? Find out more here
We recommend that you contact RCCP in the early planning stages of a programme if you require accreditation - find our more here
RCCP now requires programmes to return an annual self-declaration, in line with HCPC processes - find our more here
RCCP is recognised as an accreditation body by the Higher Education Statistics Agency - find our more here