The Association of Clinical Scientists
The objects of the Association are as follows:
- The prime role of the ACS is to assess trainees as a preliminary to registration as a Clinical Scientist with the HCPC.
- To promote, advance and encourage the study and practice of the application of science in the prevention, diagnosis and control of illness, disease and disability.
- To establish, uphold and improve the standards of qualification, training, competence and conduct of Clinical Scientists in the United Kingdom.
- To work with official bodies including Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) on matters relating to the above.
- To liaise with relevant professional bodies to set standards for training and training centres to include availability of appropriate resources, regular assessment, pastoral care and mechanisms for addressing students training issues.
BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS - The ACS cannot provide career advice for Biomedical Scientists (see IBMS)
OVERSEAS ENQUIRY - Clinical Scientists fully trained qualified and previously working overseas should apply directly to the HCPC under its International Route and do not need to contact the ACS.
CAREERS ENQUIRY - For advice on careers and training in clinical science please contact the appropriate ACS constituent member professional body, a list of which can be seen in the Professional Bodies page on this website.
For more information on the ACS please contact:
- The Administrator
- Association of Clinical Scientists
- 130-132 Tooley Street LONDON SE1 2TU
- Telephone: 020 7940 8960
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Current ACS Executives are-
- Prof Richard A Lerski - email@example.com
- Dr Ian M Godber - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr David Stirling - email@example.com
IMPORTANT STATEMENT ON FUTURE OF ACS
The ACS Executive can confirm that Route TWO remains an option to apply for the award of the ACS Certificate of Attainment across all ACS-recognised modalities/sub-modalities. Route ONE also remains open
At present the ACS Board of Directors, each of whom are nominated by their respective ACS constituent member professional body to represent their respective modality/sub-modality, have given no indication that they wish either route of application to close in the foreseeable future.
Only the ACS Board of Directors, and therefore the ACS constituent member professional bodies, can take the decision to make changes of this nature to the way in which the ACS operates and were they to implement such a change it would be their intention to provide a suitable long lead time and advertise this accordingly.
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