Registrar’s Update November 2016

NEW RCT Registrar

RCT Registrar, Andy Mosson, recently stepped down from the role after three years in post. He has steered the RCT through some major changes over the last few years and the RCT management panel is extremely grateful for all of his hard work and dedication.  In accordance with its Terms of Reference, the management panel has voted to elect a new Registrar from amongst its members, and the outcome is that I have been elected to that role, having previously been Assistant Registrar and before that, one of the IHEEM representatives. I am very much looking forward to taking on this role and continuing the excellent work undertaken by my predecessor. Andy has kindly agreed to stand for election as Assistant Registrar, thus providing a continuity of knowledge whilst the changes take place, and he was subsequently elected to this position by the panel.     

Iain Threlkeld

 

 

Updated RCT CPD Policy

The RCT policy on Continued Professional Development has recently been updated and is available to download from the RCT website. Please ensure that you read the policy as it applies to all CPD activity from 2016 onwards. In particular there are penalties for not producing CPD evidence when requested to do so at audit – with removal from the Register being the most severe. We want to help you to be successful with your CPD audit, so please do submit your portfolio when asked: this gives you time to get help and support for a re-submission if necessary, and avoids the most severe penalties.

 

 

Renewal fees for 2017

The annual renewal fee for 2017 will be £18.00, an increase of only 50p. The increase has been kept to a minimum, but is necessary to cover costs incurred by implementing the CPD audit, renewing PSA accreditation and increasing general costs.

 

Application fees have not been increased.

 

NEW RCT post-nominal for use by registrants

Being on the PSA-accredited Register of Clinical Technologists is a personal achievement and an indication of professional standing, which deserves recognition by employers and patients. With the permission of the PSA,  the management panel has agreed that Registrants can now use the post nominal letters ‘RCT’ to signify that they are on the Register.  All Registrants can now use ‘RCT’ after their name for the duration of their registration. Should your registration lapse through non-payment, or if you are removed from the Register for disciplinary reasons, then you must cease using the post-nominal letters immediately.

PSA Re-Accreditation

We are extremely pleased to report that we were successful in gaining PSA re-accreditation for another year. We were deemed to have met the PSA’s standards for re-accreditation for a second year. The Register was praised by the PSA for the work undertaken in its first year as an Accredited Register.

The whole process begins again next March for re-accreditation in September 2017.

 

New Panel Members

We have recently welcomed two new members to the RCT management panel.

Ian Wilde is the Technical Service Manager at the Manchester Royal Infirmary dialysis unit and he joins us as a representative of the Association of Renal Technologists.

Shaun Lundy is Clinical Engineering Team Leader at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Member of IHEEM, registered with the RCT and also with the Engineering Council as an Engineering Technician. He is the panel’s second IHEEM representative.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to both and look forward to their valuable input into the RCT panel.

Iain Threlkeld

The RCT Registrar

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