The Register of Clinical Technologists (the RCT) – formerly the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists – was formed in 2000 with the aim of protecting the public by advocating statutory, professional regulation for Clinical Technologists.  You can download our information leaflet for patients and the public here.

The register now holds the details of over 2000 healthcare professionals who have achieved the standards set out by the RCT through education or equivalence. They abide by a regularly-reviewed Code of Professional Conduct and take part in continuing professional development (CPD)  to maintain their professional status for the protection of the public at all times.

The Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to formalise and strengthen their relationship. Both organisations are accredited registers with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and recognise their mutual aims and objectives, one of the primary aims being to achieve statutory regulation for clinical physiologists and technologists, for the better protection of the public. You can read the joint statement here.

Our register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) under its Accredited Registers programme since September 2015.  Accredited registers are a new approach to regulation recently established by government in preference to statutory registers.  In order to obtain accreditation an organisation must show they have met the PSA’s specific, demanding standards relating to governance, standards for registrants (including education and training) and management of the register, by way of a rigorous application process.  Organisations are then re-accredited each year provided they can show they are still meeting the PSA standards. The PSA released a statement recommending the use of practitioners who are registered on accredited registers only. It is important that people who work in health and care are trained, skilled and treat patients and service users well. You can now check the PSA register for a particular healthcare professional via: www.checkapractitioner.com

As an accredited register we are also part of the Accredited Registers’ Collaborative and have signed up to the Information Sharing Protocol in respect of registrants removed from our register due to disciplinary (Fitness to Practise) procedures.  You can read the protocol here.

We register technologists working in nuclear medicine, radiotherapy physics, radiation physics, medical engineering, radiation engineering, rehabilitation engineering and renal technology.

As one of the three professional bodies responsible for the administration of the RCT, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) has included data relating to RCT applicants and RCT registrants in its own Privacy Policy which can be viewed here.  Section 3.7 of the Privacy Policy refers to RCT applicants and Section 3.8 of the Privacy Policy refers to RCT registrants.

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