by Steve Aspinall, Chief Executive, BASRaT
"Having appropriate educational, professional and regulatory standards for healthcare professionals is crucial for both public protection and confidence. It also ensures that the skills and knowledge the professional possesses are appropriate for treating patient populations effectively and safely. Registration for Clinical Exercise Physiologists is another fantastic step forwards for the UK healthcare landscape; accredited registers with standards of education and regulation that can be considered as commensurate with the traditional statutory regulators are an invaluable resource across all UK public health and healthcare settings. They also offer an agile and right-touch approach to regulation, giving further confidence to commissioners and members of the public.
BASRaT has held a graduate Accredited Register, with oversight from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, since 2013 and we consider professional registration a crucial step for all health and social care professionals. We look forward to working with Clinical Exercise Physiology UK over the coming decades and we are excited to see the difference our registrants can make working as an integral part of the wider healthcare team."