What is RCCP?
The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists holds a voluntary register for practitioners in six disciplines of Clinical Physiology.
Our key aim is to ensure the highest levels of safety for patients of clinical physiologists.
Our key work strands include:
- Maintaining and publishing a publicly accessible register of properly qualified members of the professions
- Promoting awareness of the Register among employers and education providers
- Working in partnership with professional bodies to promote the highest standards of professionalism
- Approving high standards of education and training and continuing professional development
- Investigating complaints and taking appropriate action
- Campaigning for the introduction of statutory regulation of clinical physiologists to ensure that nobody can opt out of the patient safety measures that we provide
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 - many of which are sensitive or invasive.
How do I know if the person who is treating me is a Clinical Physiologist?
There are six disciplines in the clinical physiology profession:
- Audiologists (including Hearing Therapists). More information about the role of an audiologist can be found here
- Cardiac Physiologists. More information about the role of a cardiac physiologist can be found here
- Gastro-intestinal Physiologists. More information about the role of a gastro-intestinal physiologist can be found here
- Neurophysiologists. More information about the role of a neurophysiologist can be found here
- Respiratory Physiologists. More information about the role of a respiratory physiologist can be found here
- Sleep Physiologists. More information about the role of a sleep physiologist can be found here
What does RCCP do?
We exist because the profession is not regulated by the government, which means that clinical physiologists are not regulated and monitored in the same way as doctors and nurses and they cannot be sanctioned in the same way if mistakes occur.
A clinician who is on RCCP Register has volunteered to be regulated by RCCP and their registration comes with an assurance that they have the highest standards of education and training and that no serious concerns have been raised with us about their work.
How does RCCP protect patients?
To protect the public, RCCP sets standards that all its registrants have to meet. These include:
- Standards of Character
- Standards of Proficiency Clinical Physiologists
- Standards for Continuing Professional Development
- Standards for Education and Training
- Code of Conduct
How do I know if the person who is treating me is registered with RCCP?
You can check if the person who is treating you is on our Register by looking them up on our online Register. Simply type their name in the search box here.
What if the person I am looking for does not appear on the RCCP Register?
This could be the case if the person concerned is a non-practicing registrant, a student or in the process of applying to the register.
There are other organisations that the Health Care Professional may be registered with, in addition to the RCCP or as an alternative to our organisation.
The Academy of Healthcare Science - https://www.ahcs.ac.uk/
Health and Care Professionals Council - https://www.hcpc-uk.org/