Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


Invitation to share your experience of a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register

APTs can feedback on their Academy experience to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority) sets standards for organisations holding registers for health and social care occupations not regulated by law and accredits those that meet them.  Accreditation means that a register is managed effectively and adheres to good practice. It enhances public protection and help the public to make informed decisions. More information about Accredited Registers is available on our website.

Organisations applying for initial accreditation, renewal of accreditation or a notification of change have to demonstrate (by providing evidence) that they meet or continue to meet the standards set by the Authority. The Authority will check, challenge and confirm the evidence provided by the applying organisation and will take account of feedback from patients, service users, the public, professional and representative organisations and others.

The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) have declared their intent to seek renewal of accreditation. We are interested to hear the experiences you have had with them which could impact on their ability to comply with our Standards. Your contribution can be as lengthy or as brief as you like, but we will only be able to take it into account if it is supported by evidence rather than just being an expression of your opinion or based on hearsay (i.e. what someone else has told you).

We will store all feedback that we receive securely. You should be aware that any information you provide may be shared with the relevant organisation and is disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will consider requests for non-disclosure on merit and, as necessary, in accordance with legal advice.

If you would like to share your experience with us please complete the attached form and return it to by 1 November 2017.

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