Clinical scientists are registered with the HPC.
From what I understand the route is via the Grade A training scheme, the entry requirements being a first or upper second class degree.

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/nhs-knowledge_base/data/4842.html

The traing scheme involves the completion of a masters degree

http://www.medphys.soton.ac.uk/
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leads to DipIPEM and is open to graduates with a good honours degree in an appropriate science or engineering discipline, with or without an accredited MSc. Those not already holding an accredited MSc will pursue such a course in Medical Physics or Bioengineering at the University of Surrey, full-time, during the first year of training.
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From this I deduce that registered clinical scientists hold a masters degree and have a dedicated training route that can be sponsored by the NHS.