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Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view FAQ Renewals, including guidance on how to update your details?

However, if you have questions about Applying to the Register, please see below:
  • How much is registration?

    The fee for applicants applying within two years from an accredited programme is free. The fee for any other applicant is £75.00.

  • How can I pay?

    For new applicants the fee can be paid by Direct Debit online, cheque or postal order. For Renewal Fees we recommend payment via Direct Debit which can be found by logging into your profile, select Account and select Set Up Direct Debit.

  • Who do I make my cheque or postal order payable to?

    Please make payable to RCCP.

  • How do I set up a Direct Debit?

    Log into your profile, select Account and select Set up Direct Debit.

  • How long does the application process take?

    Providing your application form is submitted with all that is required you should receive your outcome within 28 days.

  • How do I complete the Report for the Standard Form?

    Please consult the Latest Guidance Notes in the Applications section of the website.

  • Who can write my written Reference?

    Please consult the current Latest Guidance Notes and your application form in the Applications section of the website.

  • Who can act as my Proposer?

    Please consult the Latest Guidance Notes in the Applications section of the website.

  • How can I send my application form?

    All applications are now completed on-line.

  • Can I have a receipt for my application fee?

    Yes. Please request via email to rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk.

  • Can I have a receipt for my Renewal payment via Direct Debit?

    Yes. Please request via email to rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk.

  • How do I change my personal details?

    All registrants are responsible for ensuring their details remain current at all times. Log into your profile, select Account, select My Application and update as necessary. Please ensure you click on SAVE before your exit the update.

  • Do I need to provide copies of all my education achievements that I make known on my application form?

    No. RCCP will only require those most relevant to your profession.  This evidence is essential with all application form submission, as clearly indicated in the Guidance Notes.

  • If I have any new qualifications do I need to notify RCCP?

    If you have new qualifications relevant to your work and practice please update your details by visiting the RCCP website, log into your profile, select Account, select My Application and amend as necessary.

  • When do I renew my registration?

    The RCCP Renewal take place annually and payment must be received before 1st May. The new certificate always runs from 1st May until 30 April, regardless of when you are accepted onto the Register. Renewal Notices are sent prior to the Renewal Period in March each year – check your details on the website.

  • When are the new certificates sent?

    An email will be sent to advise you to download your new certificate once we have received confirmation of your payment and completion of your declaration.  The new certificate will only be accessible for a limited period only.

  • How can I check on the progress of my application form?

    By visiting your profile or you can contact RCCP Administration via email rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk.

  • If I am unsure of my eligibility to join RCCP, how may I check or discuss this?

    Contact the Representative covering your modality – you will find their details on the website.  Select 'About' and 'Council Members'.  Please note they cannot discuss applications that have been submitted.

    How many Registrants does RCCP have?
    RCCP currently have over 6000 registrants.  You can search the register via the search box on the home page.

    How can I check the progress of my application?

    You can visit your online profile or alternatively contact the RCCP’s administration rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk. Please note that RCCP council members are unable to discuss individual applications already submitted.

    What if my application is rejected?

    You can appeal. The procedure for making an appeal in respect of a decision of the RCCP Council on an application to join its register can be viewed via 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

New RCCP Chief Executive Officer

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

RCCP Renewal 2018 - once again the process shall take place online from 1st April. Please click on RCCP Renewal 2018 to learn more.

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 Renewal 2018 Questions and Answers

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.

Professional Conduct Committee Hearing Determinations

Professional Conduct Committee Hearing Determinations

The Patient Safety Commitment

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.

How to submit an application

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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