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Medicine involves many different roles including Peadiatrician, Neurosurgeon, Psychiatrist, Dentistry, Radiologist and Nursing, all require medical training.....
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The Professions - Medicine & Health

Becoming a Doctor has always been popular, especially for those keen to 'help people' or 'make a difference'. However there are many other types of medical career related to this sector. See more below
ABDO was formed in 1986 when its two predecessors, The Association of Dispensing Opticians and the Faculty of Dispensing Opticians, were merged following the Health and Social Security Act of 1984. The profession of dispensing opticians has been regulated voluntarily since 1926...
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The ABPI represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK. Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines...
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The Association of Optometrists is the authoritative voice of optometry. Formed in 1946, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the only organisation that represents both optometry as a profession and the views of individual optometrists.
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The British Association of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for all occupational therapy staff in the United Kingdom The College of Occupational Therapists is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAOT and operates as a registered charity.
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The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the United Kingdom and was founded in 1880. As an organisation that is owned entirely by its members and with no external shareholders, the BDA is able to focus solely on its mission to promote the interests of its members...
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The British Dietetic Association, established in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians. Its aims are to: advance the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects; promote training and education in the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects...
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Using our expert knowledge, in depth research and scientific reports, the BMA campaigns on a range of public health topics. We concentrate on some high profile themes to bring about awareness, important policy changes and develop guidance but we do much more.
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The British Orthodontic Society is a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee, not having share capital. BOS originally came into existence on 1 July 1994 by the unification of the five existing national orthodontic societies.
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Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. We are responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.
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The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested...
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How we make a difference Helping children under 5 There is overwhelming evidence that speech therapy can produce remarkable results for children under 5 years. Our previous campaigns on Early Intervention have led to many more young children seeing a speech therapist at the appropriate time.
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The British Voice Association is the 'voice for voice' in the UK. We are a group of multi- disciplinary professionals who work to promote the field of voice in its broadest sense.
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Founded in 1894, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has grown to become the profession's largest membership organisation. Learn about our structure, partnerships and international activities. Founded by four nurses in 1894, the CSP was awarded its Royal Charter in 1920 and has become the profession's...
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The College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit. Supporting its members in all aspects of professional development, the College provides pre-registration training and assessment, continuous professional development opportunities...
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What is the College of Paramedics? Soon after the HCPC was formed and the Orders in Council were approved by the Privy Council, it was required that the HCPC had to liaise with a professional bodies for all the professions that the registrar was responsible for.
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We regulate your professions by setting standards, quality assuring education, and registering you and your colleagues. We take action against those who work outside the law. We set and maintain standards in UK dentistry. Your dental professional must be registered and must continue to meet our expectations...
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The General Medical Council is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. Our statutory purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. We do that by controlling entry to the medical register and setting the standards...
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Established in 1921, the National Pharmacy Association is a trade association which serves community pharmacy by representing, supporting and protecting members across all four countries of the UK The NPA represents community pharmacy in order to expand the overall market opportunity for community pharmacy.
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Our vision To safeguard the public by ensuring nurses and midwives consistently deliver high quality healthcare. Our mission The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. We do this by maintaining a register of nurses and midwives, setting standards for education...
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The Nutrition Society was established in 1941 'to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe.
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Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.
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What RCGP does We are the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare. A voice for GPs and patients We speak up for standards in primary care. Acting as a voice for primary care practitioners and their patients, we...
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The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. Our history Founded in 1916 as a professional organisation for trained nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has evolved into a successful professional union.
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The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers, from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom.
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The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) leads, educates and supports doctors who are training and working in the medical specialties of clinical oncology and clinical radiology. With such a broad perspective on our specialties, we develop and deliver a unique body of work, which could not be undertaken by any other...
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The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.
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Who are we? The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) is the Professional Body and Trade Union for registered podiatrists. We represent around 10,000 private practitioners, NHS podiatrists and students. We provide services through a network of 50 branches and active centres in recognition of the differences...
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The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK's leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our membership includes over 7,800 individual therapists and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations.
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