Health Professions Affiliations

We are proud to be associated with the following leading organisations, institutions and professional bodies.


The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

HCPC is a regulator which was set up to protect the public by keeping a register of health professionals who meet the Council’s standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the UK public. It is responsible for registering all nurses and midwives, and setting the standards of education, training and conduct that nurses and midwives need to deliver high quality healthcare.

The Society and College of Radiographers

The Society of Radiographers represents more than 90 per cent of the diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers in the UK. It is responsible for their professional, educational, public and workplace interests and is one of the oldest and most experienced radiography organisations in the world.

College of Occupational Therapists

The British Association and College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapy staff in the United Kingdom. It exists to help and guide members throughout their studies and careers.  

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the key international representative for occupational therapists and occupational therapy around the world and the official international organisation for the promotion of occupational therapy.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

The CSP is a member-led organisation governed by an elected Council, providing a wide range of member services. It campaigns on behalf of physiotherapists and the physiotherapy profession.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education [CAPTE]

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organisation representing more than 72,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.

The General Pharmaceutical Council

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. The role of the GPhC is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public who use pharmaceutical services in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, its activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.

The Institute of Biomedical Science

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom. It aims to promote and develop biomedical science and its practitioners.

The Royal Society of Biology

The Society of Biology is the professional body for UK biologists. The Society has some 10,000 individual members and through its corporate specialist member societies represents over 80,000 professional and non-professional bioscientists.

British Dietetic Association

The British Dietetic Association is the professional association for dieticians. Its aims are to advance the science and practice of dietetics, promote training and education in the field and regulate the relations between dieticians and their employers through the BDA Trade Union.

Association of Nutrition

The Association for Nutrition (AfN) defines and advances standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce.

Nutrition Society

The Nutrition Society was established to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe.



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