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RSci Case study

"I would encourage others to consider professional registration. It will help reinforce confidence in performing your role and enhance your career prospects."

Alys Jones is a Biomedical Scientist and works in the Adult Histopathology Laboratory at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Here she shares what being a Registered Scientist RSci through the IBMS means to her. 

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What originally interested you in professional registration?

I was first made aware of the Science Council when I was working as a Research Technician in Alzheimer’s research at the University of Manchester. I was also interested in professional registration as I wanted to be professionally recognised, and believed that this status would enhance my future employment prospects.

Having gained registration (RSci) in 2017, my intention is to work towards becoming a registered CSi once I gain more experience.

 
How does it feel to be part of a wider community of scientists in the UK and beyond?

Being registered with the Science Council gives me the opportunity to connect with others, so we can work together and share ideas.

I would encourage others to consider professional registration. It will help reinforce confidence in performing your role and enhance your career prospects. 

How has professional registration helped your own personal development and goals?

I take great pride in my achievements having been recognised by the Science Council in the form of registration, something that has, in turn, improved my confidence & desire to further my scientific career.

Additionally, being professionally registered means that I have lots of additional resources to help with CPD, which is important in maintaining competencies and understanding.

How has professional registration helped the service users (especially patients) of your profession?

My registration means I have to meet specific standards at all times. This gives the public more confidence in my profession, having Biomedical Scientists who are not only registered with the HCPC (as is required) but also the Science Council.

Professional registration also means that I commit to a code of conduct, which pledges to have regard for the public interest and never engage in corrupt practice, which of course is beneficial to patients.