Protecting the Patients and Public

Not all healthcare professionals are required by law to register with a regulator to demonstrate that their training, professional skills and behaviour meet certain standards.

Healthcare Scientists are able to demonstrate their commitment to public and patient safety by joining a voluntary Accredited Register regulated by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

In April 2017, the PSA published a Statement outlining the Authority’s recommendation to use Accredited Register practitioners. The statement was produced in response to feedback received from registrants, of employers not recognising practitioners on accredited registers, or not recognising all registers. To read the full Statement, click here

The Academy for Healthcare Science has held an Accredited Register since 2014.

Accredited registers work alongside employers, commissioners, local authorities, patient and consumer protection agencies as part of a quality assurance network. They enable you to feel confident that the person you see is competent and trustworthy.

To retain the Accredited Register quality mark, the Academy undergoes an annual review by the PSA to ensure our Register still achieves their high standards in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management of the register, complaints handling and information.

Healthcare Scientists who voluntarily join the AHCS Accredited Register do so to demonstrate their commitment to maintaining competency and high standards of conduct, providing assurance for employers and you, the patients and the public. Being on our register also helps to strengthen the profession as a whole, helping the Academy to raise the profile of all Healthcare Science professionals and their significant contribution to patient care, clinical excellence and healthcare advances.

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