Clinical Science Professional Bodies

Clinical scientists are statutory regulated healthcare professionals. The term ‘clinical scientist’ is a protected title in law, and all clinical scientists, whether working in the NHS, private or voluntary sectors must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Clinical scientists perform specialist investigations for enabling the diagnosis and management of disease processes. They are often involved in cutting edge science, ground breaking research and technological innovation, providing expert care and high quality service to patients, leading to improvements in quality of life. They are fundamental to deciding the definitive diagnosis of a wide range of diseases, and use technological advances in order to drive improvements in longer term monitoring of disease. They often advise medical doctors on tests and interpret data using their understanding of disease processes underpinned by broader knowledge and experience within their specialist area of healthcare science.

The profession of clinical scientist can be subdivided into four main areas of practice; physiological sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and bioinformatics as set by the educational and training programmes led by the National School of Healthcare Science.

Many of the Professional Bodies representing Clinical Scientists are listed here.

This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.