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Radiographers in the UK are being reminded that they have until Monday February 29th to renew their membership with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Registration reopened at the beginning of December, with the HCPC set to write to all of its current radiographers over the coming weeks to inform them how they can renew their membership and retain the benefits that belonging to the HCPC brings.
For instance, HCPC membership allows medical professionals to show the hospitals and doctors surgeries that employ them that they meet certain healthcare industry standards and are able to comply with regulations.
As part of the registration renewal process, a randomly-selected 2.5 per cent of radiographers will be required to submit a continuing professional development profile to help the HCPC keep its records up to date.
What's more, this year marks the first time that radiographers are required to submit a professional indemnity declaration as part of their membership renewal - something the government now asks workers from all industries to complete.
Membership renewal can be completed online, with registrants required to submit their professional declaration digitally along with the renewal fee before midnight on February 29th. It is worth noting that the fee is tax deductible, meaning those paying the standard tax rate of 20 per cent can reclaim the same percentage of the sum they pay to sign up for another year from HM Revenue and Customs.
Dushyan Ashton, registration manager at the HCPC, commented: "Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource.
"We would advise all radiographers who wish to remain on the register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption."
Written by Megan Smith
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