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1 Genetic Technologists Study Day Tony Parkin, 28 June 2006

2 Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists ACC Established 10 June 1976 – Purpose – To promote the advancement of Clinical Cytogenetics, including its molecular aspects and applications in UK, and collaborate with organisations with similar objectives in other countries – To promote meetings in Clinical Cytogenetics – To develop and maintain professional standards – To organise training, and cooperate with examining bodies to deliver qualifying examinations – To advise DoH on matters affecting Clinical Cytogenetics – To support development of career structures and service organisation – To set up Working Parties, etc.

3 Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists ACC exists to supports its Members: Ordinary Members – Graduates occupied in the practice of Clinical Cytogenetics (both CS and GT) – Have full voting rights and can stand for election to Council, etc Associate Members – Non-Graduates occupied in Clinical Cytogenetics – But cannot vote or stand for election ACC has always acted to support GTs as well as CSs, even though GT membership of ACC has been low (although now increasing)

4 UK Clinical Cytogenetics Workforce (WTE)

5 Cytogenetics Skillmix – Technical/Scientific Ratio

6 Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists Technologists: 1989ACC Staffing Review – Recommended an increase in skill-mix and technical staffing 1990sCytogenetics labs piloted competency based training for Technical staff across UK, and promoted development of MTO career path 1998>25% staff in technical grades Since 2004ACC supported and inputted to AGTC Jun04-Jan05ACC input to help establish VRC Sept 2004Technologist co-opted to ACC Council (MF) Sept 2005ACC AGM approved election of up to three Technologist Members of Council (in line with membership of ACC)

7 Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists Technologists: Mar 2006Technologist co-opted to ACC ETC (SK) Sept 2006First elected Technologist on Council (with full voting rights) Sept 2006AGTC to be recognised as sub-Committee of Council (with seat/agenda slot at Council) 200xFurther elections of Technologists to Council (re. ACC membership numbers) Not yet achieved: Technologist representation on ACC Professional Standards Committee, or ad hoc Working Parties

8 Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists ACC – Why should you join?: 1.ACC is a widely respected Professional Body, represented on a large number of high level national Committees 2.Genetics high profile at DoH, and lot of support to develop career path and training – but we need your input 3.More Technologist members – More influence 4.Your chance to become involved in decision/policy making 5.Communication – Website – ETC site – BSHG Newsletter 6.Annual Meeting – Spring (more GTs, more GT sessions…) 7.Study Days/Workshops (more GTs, more GT sessions…) 8.Need 25% membership of professional body for HPC 9.Single voice – More effective if CS and GT speak together

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