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 advice on careers and training in biomedical science (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:
- Mr Mike Lester
- The Administrator
- Association of Clinical Scientists
- 130-132 Tooley Street LONDON SE1 2TU
- Telephone: 01732 369 733 (temporary number)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Current ACS Executives are-
- Prof Richard A Lerski - email@example.com
- Dr Frances G Boa- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr David Stirling - email@example.com