Clinical Scientist

The IBMS is now able to recognise high-level practice at the scientific/clinical interface by offering an experiential route to HCPC registration as a clinical scientist 

This is a new and distinct route to registration as a Clinical Scientist delivered by the IBMS, which will enable individuals who have advanced their scope of practice in biomedical science to demonstrate their eligibility to be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Scientist.

The programme is approved to deliver the following clinical scientist modalities:

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Haematology.

Applicants for the IBMS Clinical Scientist Certificate of Attainment (Experiential Route) do not have to be members of the IBMS but are expected to be experienced scientists with a high level of expertise and specialisation.

The experiential route will require an applicant to satisfy the IBMS Assessment Panel in their portfolio of evidence that they meet the HCPC standards of proficiency for clinical scientists. This can be demonstrated through a combination of education, training and experience that has already been gained in their professional practice.