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We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:

Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England, speech and language therapists.

Biomedical scientists

A biomedical scientist analyses specimens from patients to provide data to help doctors diagnose and treat disease.

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Biomedical Scientist

Number of registrants: 22,825 (03/09/18)

Professional bodies:

Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and/or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:

Institute of Biomedical Science
12 Coldbath Square
020 7713 0214

Current renewal start date: 01 December 2017

Current renewal end date: 30 November 2019

Next renewal start date: 01 December 2019

Next renewal end date: 30 November 2021

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