I agree with most of the sentiments of Dave H.
I am not a fan of IPEM, but, the issue of registration is not driven by IPEM, and the VRCT is a response to what will happen anyway. Where the VRCT (and its constituent members) have been/and are useful is arguing the case for clinical technologists (and I dislike that name) and hopefully smoothing the way.
Without the work put in so far, and that needed in the near future, we could have been well and truely 'shafted'.
The whole point about the VRCT is that we show that we are capable of acting as 'professionals' and that it gives us a coherent voice. A group of 2000 (or however many there are) will be given greater credence that the odd individual or two who bleat about it not being necessary or unfair.