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.
RCT Registration is currently divided into 3 scopes of practice; Physics, Engineering and Sonography. There are two routes to registration for each scope of practice; Primary and Equivalence. The route you are eligible to apply via will depend on your academic qualifications. Sonography applicants who have completed a CASE accredited qualification are eligible for application via the primary route. For Physics and Engineering applicants they should consult the RCT eligibility chart to determine their route of application.
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