The RCT was formed in 2000 (as the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists) with the aim of protecting the public by advocating statutory, professional regulation for Clinical Technologists. However, a new approach to regulation, namely accredited registers, has been established by government in preference to statutory registers and in 2012 the Health and Social Care Act extended the role of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) to include accrediting registers of people working in health and care occupations not regulated by statute.
The RCT has been accredited by the PSA under its Accredited Registers programme since September 2015. In order to obtain accreditation an organisation must show they have met the PSA’s specific, demanding standards relating to governance, standards for registrants (including education and training) and management of the register, by way of a rigorous application process. Organisations are then re-accredited each year provided they can show they are still meeting the PSA standards.
For more details about the RCT and registration please visit the website here.
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