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“The IRCM is a landmark for the profession, it will be the main regulatory body."

The new body being created to help shape the future of case management is moving closer to its accreditation ambitions through the creation of a new role within the team.

The Institute of Registered Case Managers (IRCM) has been in the planning for several years and will set a host of stringent technical and professional standards, which will enable the organisation to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

The creation of the IRCM, which brings together BABICM, CMSUK and the VRA, is hailed as a highly significant move within case management. It will bring greater transparency and clarity to the profession, leading to greater levels of confidence and protection to clients and fellow professionals alike.

Now, as the IRCM pushes on with its ambitions for PSA accreditation, it has announced it will be adding a project manager to its team who can lead the application process and ensure the organisation is in the best possible position to secure it upon submission in September.

The six-month position is currently out to tender, with the project earmarked to begin on April 1. The search for the right candidate is currently underway, with applications being sought.

PSA accreditation is of huge significance for IRCM and its impact, and the organisation will hold a register of case managers who demonstrate they comply with the standards.

Angela Kerr, chair of BABICM, has been appointed chair of the IRCM, working alongside fellow directors Karen Burgin, chair of CMSUK, and VRA chair Deborah Edwards.

“The IRCM is a landmark for the profession, it will be the main regulatory body, and to get this PSA accreditation is hugely important to what we will do,” says Angela.

There is a lot of work going into the application to the PSA and we have a few months to get ready for that. We need to collect the relevant information, collate it and see where the gaps are, then act on it – there’s a lot to do.

“Appointing the right person to get us application-ready is a huge part of the process, and they’ll work closely with the committee to identify what we have already got and where the gaps are.

“We’re really looking forward to getting up and running with this, so we can push on with the application and ideally be PSA accredited by the end of the year.”

* For more information on role, or to receive the tender document, email [email protected] The closing date is Friday.

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