The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has launched a public consultation following the Society's proposal to enhance the status of the Public Voluntary Register of Sonographers (PVRS) for practitioners who are not currently able to achieve statutory registration.
The plan is to transfer the PVRS to the PSA accredited Register for Clinical Technologists (RCT).
The PSA consultation is largely focused on the RCT register as a PSA accredited register and not on the PVRS. However, there are questions included in the consultation where wider feedback and information about sonographers and medical ultrasound can be provided.
The PSA public consultation closes on 2 March and respondents are asked to use the PSA Share Your Experience form (download the form below) and to return it to the PSA.
Nigel Thomson, the Society's professional officer for ultrasound, said, "We encourage members to make their views known and to share the consultation with other professionals who may have an interest in responding.
"The Society's commitment to argue for and progress the case for the statutory regulation of sonographers, along with many other stakeholders, continues as before," Nigel added.
"Members will be advised of the outcome of the consultation and if the transfer of the PVRS to the RCT goes ahead, we shall advise current voluntary registrants how the transfer will affect them,” he said.
The text of the PSA consultation invitation can be downloaded below.