The AHCS Accredited Register of Medical Illustrators

The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) is the single overarching body for the entire healthcare science workforce in the UK, working alongside specialist professional bodies to speak with one clear voice for healthcare science. The Institute worked closely with the Academy to extend its register, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, to include medical illustrators along with several other healthcare science practitioners. This was achieved in 2017 and was a significant step for the profession underlining its commitment to maintaining standards, and to patient confidentiality and protection.

The Institute is a full member of the Academy’s Professional Council, and has representation on the Registration Council. The core objective of the Registration Council is to protect the public by mitigating the risks posed to service users/the public by the Healthcare Science workforce that is not regulated by statute. This is achieved through structures, processes and maintaining Registers for Healthcare Science workers who are not regulated by statute by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, 2019).

Although the AHCS Accredited (Medical Illustration) Register is voluntary for individuals, it is recommended increasingly across the UK at a national level, and by employing organisations, service providers, commissioners and patients who are increasingly viewing registration as essential for showing commitment to the quality of practice.

Join the Register

The AHCS Accredited (Medical Illustration) Register opened in February 2017 for individuals previously registered with the Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners (CAMIP) and who work as clinical photographers, video producers, medical artists and medical graphic designers.

Joining the AHCS Accredited (Medical Illustration) Register demonstrates your commitment to maintaining competency and high standards of conduct, providing assurance for employers, patients and the public. Being on the Register helps to strengthen the medical illustration profession as a whole, and helps the Academy to raise the profile of all healthcare science professionals and their significant contribution to patient care, clinical excellence and healthcare advances.

Search the Register

The AHCS Accredited (Medical Illustration) Register is provided to allow anyone to check whether an individual medical illustration professional has been assessed successfully and remains as competent against the standards. You can search the register either by individual name, location or specialty by completing the relevant fields below and then pressing the search button.