If sonographers can register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or another regulatory body, like the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the society expects them to do it.
SoR accepts, however, that "sonographer" is not yet a statutorily regulated protected title and that statutory registration is impossible for some sonographers to achieve. This may be due to their original professional background, or the fact that they were direct entrants to sonography training either overseas or in the U.K.
Registration is recommended for many reasons, including that it provides added protection to the public, SoR noted. Also, registrants must meet the published standards, abide by a code of conduct and ethics, and participate in personal continuing professional development.
To read the full statement, go to the SoR website.
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