Members of NIRAD receive thousands of requests for professional information for contacts current Nigerian radiographers practising in the UK for career guidance and postgraduate clinical research training. NIRAD is committed to helping and supporting its members and colleagues to obtain professional help when necessary. When practicable, members of NIRAD provide mentorship within available resources. We recommend that trainees from Nigeria and even the European Union should in the first instance make enquiries directly to the :
Health and Care Professions Council,
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road,
London, SE11 4BU
Professional Healthcare Regulators
Members of NIRAD are regulated by the following bodies:
Health and Care Professions Council
The Health Professions Council (HCPC) currently regulates some 15 different health professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists. All of these professions have at least one professional title that is protected by law. So, anyone using the titles ‘physiotherapist’ or ‘dietitian’ for instance, must be registered with the HPC. There are a number of Nigerians in these professions within the UK. We are keen to hear from you.
Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria
The Radiography in Nigeria is Regulated by the Radiographers Practitioners Act cccccccccCap Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990 which sets up the RBN. The Board has powers to make rules of professional conduct and to establish the Radiographers Disciplinary Tribunal and Investigating Panel amongst others for the enforcement of her rules of conduct. The RRBN is committed to regulating the practice of Radiography and ultrasonography in the most efficient manner that safeguards best healthcare delivery for Nigerians.
Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) aims to protect the public, promote best practice and encourage excellence among the nine regulators of healthcare professionals discussed above. The CHRE not only shares good practice and knowledge with the regulatory bodies but also conducts research and introduces new ideas about regulation to the sector. Also it monitors policy in the UK and Europe and advises the four UK government health departments on issues relating to the regulation of health professionals. The CHRE is an independent body and only accountable directly to the UK Parliament.