Ethics and Regulation

BASRaT Ethics Committee

BASRaT uses an independent Ethics Committee providing a key role in ensuring maintenance of standards, quality, transparency and accountability for the function of BASRaT as a professional body and regulator. The ethics committee is independent of and performs a separate function to BASRaT and the BASRaT Executive Committee.

Members of the Ethics Committee have several objectives in any given 12-month period:

Independent Review
Independently comment upon, feedback and review reports compiled by:

  1. an independent auditing firm regarding the function of BASRaT as a professional body and regulator
  2. the BASRaT Lay Committee.

Report production
Produce an independent Annual Report (November to November) which includes recommendations for future practise based on the independent review mentioned above.

Feedback and Complaints
Where necessary be involved in feedback or concerns raised which are directed at BASRaT in its function as a professional body and regulator.
In order for any concern raised to be considered you may want to complete the Raising a Concern against BASRaT form.

Once Completed this form can be posted to :

FAO: The Ethics Committee
BASRaT Administration Office
C/O Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy
School of Health Science
University of Salford
Frederick Rd
Salford, M6 6PU

Alternatively you can email the form to any member of the BASRaT Ethics Committee As another option you can also raise a concern by telephone. In this case, please contact the BASRaT administration office on 0161 295 0070 who will provide alternative contact details for the BASRaT Ethics Committee members.

BASRaT will not ignore a concern because it is not in writing and will support those who may be unable to put a concern in writing (e.g. due to language or literacy difficulties). In such a case please discuss this with the BASRaT Ethics Committee member.

Please see the information below regarding the process involved when a concern is raised:

  1. Contact made with a member of the BASRaT Ethics Committee (as highlighted above).
  2. The Ethics Committee members in agreement (minimum two) decide whether the concern raised warrants further investigation. Any decision and reasons behind the decision will be confirmed with you as the individual raising the concern.
  3. If further investigation is warranted the Ethics Committee members will gather further information from all parties concerned. This may involve further contact with yourself as well as BASRaT as an organisation.
  4. Based on the information gathered a decision/resolution will be made by the Ethics Committee members in agreement (minimum two) and yourself as the individual raising the concern. Any decision/resolution and reasons behind the decision will be confirmed with you as the individual raising the concern.
  5. Any decision/resolution will be communicated to BASRaT as an organisation to facilitate continuing development and transparency.
  6. Any response from BASRaT as an organisation will be communicated to yourself as the individual raising the concern.

Mediation
Mediation in fitness to practice Processes.

Ethics Committee meetings
Attend an Ethics Committee meeting to scrutinise reviews and form the contents of the Annual Report.

Ethics Committee Annual Reports will be published here:

Ethics Committee contacts:

Professor Richard Jones
Richard.jones@mihp.co.uk

Dr Kristen Hollands
K.Hollands@salford.ac.uk

Rick Boote
alaric.boote@btinternet.com

Helen Miller RM
Macmillan Psychological Nurse Specialist
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

helenlmiller@hotmail.co.uk