The Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) was awarded accreditation by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) in September 2015. As with all other accredited registers, the RCT will be required to submit a re-accreditation application on an annual basis ensuring that the PSA’s specific and demanding standards are still being met.
As a registrant on the RCT you are able to use the RCT accredited register logo, for example, as part of your email signature or on your organisation’s website.
The PSA has provided clear guidance for registrants on an accredited register as follows:
- Highlight to your service users, commissioners or employers that you are a member of a register that is accredited by the PSA.
- Use the phrase ‘I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority’.
- Tell your audiences that the accredited registers programme was set up by the government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.
- Emphasise that being on an accredited register demonstrates your commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and to delivering a better service.
- When you have been notified by the organisation with which you are registered you may display the accreditation mark where appropriate – in your premises, on your masthead, in your email signature and on your website.
- Mislead anyone about what accreditation means.
- Claim that you are accredited by the PSA – it is the register that is accredited and you are on an accredited register.
- Claim that any treatment or service you provide is endorsed by the PSA or by the government.
- Display the accreditation mark before you have been notified by the organisation with which you are registered.
- Continue to use the accreditation mark if you cease to be on an accredited register.
The accredited register quality mark is available for your use as specified in the PSA guidance above. If you would like to use this in an alternative format please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as the PSA places restrictions on its usage.