The CollegeClinical perfusion scientists (perfusionists) should be registered with the College to practise in Great Britain and Ireland. The College’s Register shows who is properly qualified to practise in GB and Ireland. Containing 100% of the more than 380 qualified and trainee clinical perfusion scientists, it's at the heart of our work. We hold it on computer and update it regularly.
The public trusts perfusionists to set and monitor their own professional standards. Patients undergoing major surgery have a right to expect treatment from competent and appropriately qualified staff; in return clinical perfusion scientists must give their patients high-quality care.
The College possesses powers designed to maintain the high standards the public has a right to expect of clinical perfusion scientists. Where any perfusionist fails to meet those standards, we act to protect patients from harm - if necessary, by striking the clinical perfusion scientist off the voluntary register and notifying their employer.
We are a charity, registration number 293754, whose purpose is the protection, promotion and maintenance of the health and safety of patients undergoing a wide range of cardiac and related procedures