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The Academy for Healthcare Science maintains professional standards across healthcare science.
Part of their remit is to establish an appropriate and effective system for registration and regulation, for the parts of the healthcare science workforce that are not currently regulated by law through the Health and Care Professions Council.
The Academy is currently consulting on their proposed standards for a register of healthcare science practitioners who are not already covered by statutory regulation through 'protection of title'. Improving quality, protecting patients: Proposed standards for Register of Healthcare Science Practitioners sets out these proposed standards.
The consultation provides you with an opportunity to feedback to the Academy on the development of these standards, in particular, on how they address issues around professionalism, patient experience, safety and quality.
You can respond up until the 28 February 2014 using the Academy's short online questionnaire. We also welcome your views on these standards, please email email@example.com.
Following the consultation, the Academy will publish a document summarising the responses and decisions taken as a result. The standards will then be considered by the Academy's Council and Board before formal approval through Academy processes. We will keep employers informed of progress.
Further information on the Academy for Healthcare Science and the professional registration/regulation of the healthcare science workforce can be found in our dedicated sections - including information on other areas where employers can provide assurance of the competency of their workforce.