The Register of Clinical Technologists (the RCT) was formerly known as the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists (VRCT).
It is a collaboration of three professional bodies comprising the Association of Renal Technologists (ART), the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). The RCT is now integrated into IPEM business and managed by the RCT management panel which is a sub-committee of the IPEM Professional and Standards Council. The three partners operate under a memorandum of understanding.
Membership of the RCT management panel consists of:
- The RCT registrar
- The RCT assistant registrar
- Two named representatives of each professional organisation participating in the management of the RCT
- Two representatives elected from the RCT registrant body
- Two lay members