Professional Council

The Academy Professional Council is made up of representatives of all relevant Healthcare Science groups. Those who pay the levy to run the Council One Voice have voting rights, whereas observer status only is possible for non-levy paying groups. Their opinion may be considered, but any outcomes will only reflect the opinion of the paid-up organisations/professional bodies.

The Council is tasked with predominantly One Voice issues and may respond to consultations, plan and develop work streams (workforce reviews, statements, policies) to promote the role of Healthcare Science and scientists in the devolved UK healthcare systems.

Criteria for Professional Council Membership

Any application from a Professional Body who wishes to join the Council, either as a fully paid up member, or as observer status, will be considered by the President and the Council.   In the first instance, email to express an interest. Full membership terms can be found in the Criteria for Professional Council Membership document below.

Professional Council Terms of Reference

Criteria for Professional Council Membership

Current Professional Council Full Members


Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB)
Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP)
Association of Anatomical Pathology Technicians (AAPT)
Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA)
Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE)
Association of Gastrointestinal Physiologists (AGIP)
Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS)
Association of Renal Technologists (ART)
British Academy of Audiology (BAA)
British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS)
British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (BriSCEV)
British Society for Echocardiography (BSE)
British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (BSHI)
Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (IMPT)

Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI)
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (SCST)
Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain & Ireland (SVTGBI)
Society of Critical Care Technologies (SCCT)


Current Professional Council Observer Members


British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS)
British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA)
British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS)