A RESPONSE to a consultation about regulating healthcare professionals and protecting the public has been submitted by IPEM.
The Department of Health and Social Care launched the consultation on proposals to reform the regulation of healthcare professionals earlier this year, covering four areas: Governance and Operating Frame; Education and Training; Registration; and Fitness to practise.
IPEM’s Professional and Standards Council (PSC) produced the response to the 70-question consultation. This built on the Department’s original consultation on the issue four years ago, ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’, which IPEM also responded to at the time.
In the response to the latest consultation, IPEM highlighted its desire to see the introduction of statutory registration for clinical technologists, who are currently part of a voluntary register but have been lobbying to be regulated for around 20 years.
The response also made the following points:
Professor Stephen O'Connor, IPEM's President, said: 'This was an important consultation for IPEM to respond to and I am grateful to members of the PSC for providing such a detailed response to it. Once again it has given IPEM the opportunity to highlight our wish to see the introduction of statutory registration for clinical technologists.'
You can read the full consultation document and IPEM’s response to it here.
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