CSci Case Study
"Professional registration has helped me to shape my future and to strive to be better by being part of a wider network of professionals where we all assimilate knowledge from each other"
IBMS Fellow Sharon Fensome-Rimmer MSc CSci, FIBMS, CQP FCQI, IRCA Principal Auditor, discusses the benefits of becoming a Chartered Scientist through the IBMS. She is currently Chief Inspector, Head of Inspection, Clinical Governance, Research & Regulation at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
What originally made you interested in professional registration?
My initial reasons for being professionally registered was to ensure recognition of qualifications for employers and colleagues past, present and future
How does it feel to be part of a wider community of scientists in the UK and beyond?
I feel that it is important to be part of a wider community of professionals that share the same goals and passion in both quality and science and that we have a common goal of ensuring patient safety. Above all to recognise that what we do makes a difference to patients.
How has professional registration helped you plan your own personal development and goals?
Professional registration has helped me to shape my future and to strive to be better by being part of a wider network of professionals where we all assimilate knowledge from each other.
How has registration helped the services users, especially patients, of your profession?
Being part of more than one professional registration body has allowed me to network with experts within my fields absorbing knowledge and new ideas, which I have brought back to my role improving the outputs of my organisation ultimately improving patient safety and quality.
Become professionally registered as a Chartered Scientist with the Science Council and enhance your career.