Can I clarify a number of points regarding the Voluntary Register of Clinical Technologists.

Firstly, although the Register was started by IPEM members it now exists as an autonomous body. It does not "belong" to IPEM - they provide the administrative support.

Secondly, the IIE and the Association of Renal Technicians (ART) are supporters of the Register along with IPEM. None of these professional bodies provide information regarding their members to the Register.

The Register is organised by a group of individuals who are representatives of the supporting professional bodies. IPEM members do not get favourable treatment.

In conclusion, in order to join the Register individuals require to submit their own personal details and are required to agree to follow the Rules of Registration.