The Institute of Trichologists awarded Quality Mark, and have been accredited by Professional Standards Authority

Patients, service users and the public can now choose a Trichologist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority), an independent statutory body, accountable to Parliament.

The Institute of Trichologists’ (IOT) register has been accredited under the Accredited Registers programme. Trichologists on the IOT’s register will be able to display the Accredited Register Quality Mark, a clear sign that they belong to a register which meets the Authority’s robust standards.

Neil Harvey MIT, Chairman of the Institute of Trichologists:

“The PSA Quality Mark will give extra peace of mind to anyone looking for a Trichologist. It endorses the IOT registered Trichologist holding the Quality Mark as a professional who is committed to high standards.

The Institute of Trichologists is pleased to offer the Quality Mark to Trichologists that meet the far-reaching standards of our register, as approved by the Professional Standards Authority.”

Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority:

“We are very pleased to accredit The Institute of Trichologists’ register of Trichologists. Bringing Trichologists into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality. The programme offers enhanced consumer protection to anyone looking for health and social care services and gives Trichologists the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to good practice.”

Accreditation does not imply that the Authority has assessed the merits of individuals on the register. This remains the responsibility of the IOT. It does not mean that the Authority has endorsed a particular treatment, people will need to consider the information provided and decide if it is suitable for them.

Accreditation means that the IOT’s register meets the Authority’s high standards in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management of the register, complaints handling and information.

Accredited Registers encompass a growing range of occupations and organisations and the Authority may accredit more than one register in any particular occupation.

What the IOT Board of Directors have to say:

Shirley McDonald FIT – Board Director
“Confidence in competence – Patients gain peace of mind knowing they are in the capable hands of a proven Trichologist who is on a register accredited under the Accredited Registers programme”

Samantha Stewart MIT – Board Director
“Trust in expertise – Choosing an Accredited IOT Registered Trichologist ensures your practitioner meets the highest industry standards”

Mark Blake MIT – Board Director
“Elevate the Trichology standard – Joining the PSA signifies a commitment to raising the overall standard of Trichological care, benefitting both practitioners and the industry as a whole”

Lorraine Turvey MIT – Board Director
“Quality assurance for patients – Accredited IOT registered Trichologists adhere to rigorous standards, ensuring optimal care and results for individuals seeking hair and scalp health”

Steven Goldsworthy MIT – Board Director
“Build professional networks – join a community of like-minded Trichologists, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing and mutual support”

Liam Byrne MIT – Board Director
“Patient-centric care – the IOT’s PSA accreditation emphasises a dedication to providing the best possible Trichological solutions for patient well-being”

Sara Alkazraji MIT – Manager of Education
“Cutting-edge knowledge – Stay at the forefront of Trichological advancements through continuous learning and development with the IOT’s PSA accreditation”

Further information about Accredited Registers is available at