Join the AHCS Healthcare Science Practitioner Register

To join any part of the Academy’s Register, you first need to create a Profile.

Within your Profile you can then apply to join the:


Healthcare Science Practitioner Register (PTP)

Higher Specialist Scientist Register (HSS)

Medical Illustrators Register

Clinical Physiology Register

Clinical Research Practitioners

Approval was given by the Professional Standards Authority for the AHCS to establish a new part of their accredited register for CRPs. Following piloting and evaluation, the CRP Accredited Register is open for applications as of 22nd March 2021. Depending on the volume of applications, there may be times when we need to close applications for a short time. If this becomes necessary we will inform you through the CRP Directory Communications and this website.

To find out more about the NIHR Directory and Register, and to apply click here

SCST members (new and existing)

Members currently on the RCCP register can utilise a streamlined application process to join the AHCS clinical physiology register, if they apply through the SCST Registrar ( All current members of SCST need to email their name, address, current work address, RCCP registrant number and SCST number to

GCRB members

Genetic Counsellors, specialised healthcare professionals who have been trained in the science of human genetics and psychosocial counselling and have met the standards set by the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) should continue to apply through the GCRB website as the Board will continue to be responsible for assessing applications using its existing processes.

SVTGBI members

SVTGBI members (Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland) with current Accredited Vascular Scientist status (AVS) are eligible to join the Academy for Healthcare Science Clinical Physiology register.

Members who wish to join the register should first contact the Membership Secretary of the SVT via email: . The Membership Secretary will check that the AVS status is valid and securely transfer contact details to enable an account to be set up.

SVT members will then receive details from the Academy about how to complete the registration process.