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Regulation and Registration

Healthcare regulation is designed to assure patients and the public, as well as employers, that practitioners on a register are appropriately qualified and competent to practice.  It sets a standard that is recognised throughout the United Kingdom and provides significant public protection from unprofessional or unethical behaviour.  Regulation is mandatory for certain healthcare professions, for example, 'Clinical Scientist' is a protected title via regulation and Clinical Scientists are regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).  In addition, Clinical Technologists can join the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) which is a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

As well as regulation for professionals working in healthcare, there are professional registers operated by the Engineering Council and the Science Council for which IPEM is licensed to assess applications and make registration awards.  These professional registers are open to IPEM members who are professional engineers and professional scientists who meet the competence requirements set out by the Councils whether they are working in healthcare, academia or industry.

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