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RCT News #69741 09/09/15 9:52 AM
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News of the Register of Clinical Technologists {Link broken}

I'll let you all make your own judgements.

Hopefully, this is the article that was linked to: http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/...l-technologists

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Last edited by Huw; 17/10/16 10:45 PM. Reason: Removed bad link.

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Re: RCT News [Re: bill_mcg] #69751 11/09/15 10:39 AM
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Voluntary Registers - NHS Employers

While joining an accredited register is not a compulsory requirement and cannot be required as a condition of employment, employers should take every opportunity to raise the profile of the type of accredited registers available to staff as part of their recruitment process, and encourage them to consider the benefits of joining one.

Re: RCT News [Re: Sean Fearon] #69755 11/09/15 1:22 PM
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Why? think

Re: RCT News [Re: bill_mcg] #69757 11/09/15 2:21 PM
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Quote "The quality mark will give extra peace of mind for anyone employing a clinical technologist, letting them know that anyone who holds the mark is committed to high standards. The RCT is pleased to offer the quality mark to Clinical Technologists that meet the far reaching standards of our register, as approved by the Professional Standards Authority.

I dont know what the far the reaching standards are for the RCT and Ive been in it since the beginning. I give them 10 every year and used to get a nice certificate sent out annually but even that has stopped. One of the techs in our place forgot to renew his membership on time and is now off the register - who cares - he is one of the best techs in the place.

Re: RCT News [Re: bill_mcg] #70114 19/01/16 7:03 PM
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I noticed the RCT Fee was nearly doubled this year! What exactly is our money paying for?


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Re: RCT News [Re: bill_mcg] #70745 27/06/16 8:16 PM
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RCT seems utterly pointless if there are no checks on the quality of the work. There are some pretty poor and very lazy technicians in the NHS and many of them are on this register.

Re: RCT News [Re: big steve] #70746 27/06/16 9:40 PM
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I think we need a referendum. whistle

Re: RCT News [Re: kit] #70752 28/06/16 8:05 AM
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Kit, what is a 'clinical technologist' this obsession with fancy titles is extremely annoying. Before joining any register, endorsing a register, sort out the official title of a Biomedical Engineer/Technician on a National Level. Having the title 'Clinical' somehow indicates that you have medical training as well as engineering skills, but then again does a 'technologist' deal with patients or equipment?

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Re: RCT News [Re: Neil Porter] #70753 28/06/16 11:58 AM
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To me, "clinical technologist" has always sounded like someone who works in the lab - that is, a Laboratory Technician. But no doubt there is another (and probably more than one) NewSpeak name for lab techs these days, as well. whistle

Re: RCT News [Re: Geoff Hannis] #70765 01/07/16 5:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Hannis

To me, "clinical technologist" has always sounded like someone who works in the lab - that is, a Laboratory Technician.

Exactly! And going along with this kind of language means that Engineers are made to sound like second class workers, when some of them should be rewarded for being some of the most valuable personnel keeping the organisation going forward and up to date.

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