Representatives of the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists () Council and its professional body members met with the Board members of the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) on the 16TH November 2016.
The aims of the board to board meeting were to consider areas of mutual interest and to see where the organisations might work together and in doing so look at where there may be benefit to patient safety, public confidence and provide clarity for the professionals, profession, employers and educators.
Building on earlier discussions, at the conclusion of a successful meeting, both organisations requested that the CEOs work together on developing plans and options which will create a robust, integrated regulatory framework focused on maintaining and improving standards for all registrants of the relevant professions and specialisms. This will involve a number of facilitated workshops and focussed discussions.
The Boards will meet again in the new year to formalise and agree the way forward.
- The AHCS, Academy for Healthcare Science is the uniting voice of the diverse UK Healthcare Science workforce, working alongside a diverse range of professional bodies to bring together a wide range of scientific disciplines: AHCS takes a proactive role in the identification of issues of concern to patients and the profession and supports the highest standards of patient care. It provides an Accredited Register, equivalence and the Certificate of Attainment and Certificate of Equivalence for the scientist training programme..
- The campaigns for patients safety and holds a voluntary register for the disciplines of Audiologists (including Hearing Therapists), Cardiac Physiologists, Gastro-intestinal Physiologists, Neurophysiologists, Respiratory Physiologists and Sleep Physiologists.
For more information
For more information please contact either Janet Monkman, CEO of AHCS on 07592803609 or or Paul Sharpe CEO ofon 07973 545146 or chiefexec@ .co.uk