We are a group of life science industry associations working together with the Academy for Healthcare Science to provide an accredited mechanism for Trusts to use to confirm the identity, credentials and training status of individuals that visit their sites. The responsibility for this lies with each individual Trust and they have sought a variety of means to address this challenge leading to variable practices in the standards and processes used within the NHS to check status of industry staff on site.
The Life Science Industry Accredited Credentialing Register provides the assurance that NHS Trusts seek around the credentials of Life Sciences sector staff who interact routinely and directly with NHS front-line staff and/or patients by providing a framework for supporting these interactions. The Life Science Industry Accredited Credentialing Register supports joint working in pursuit of improved patient safety, improved outcomes and system efficiency.
Industry, the Academy for Healthcare Science and the NHS have worked together on the key elements and training requirements of the scheme.