Have your say on HCPC revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics

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13 / 5 / 2015 9.05am

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are currently consulting on revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics for the 16 professions they register. 

Some of the revisions include:

  • a new dedicated section on reporting concerns
  • structure and language of the standards
  • strengthened expectation around treating patients with respect, working in partnership to support informed decision.

The revised standards set out the behaviour expected of registrants and are intended to provide professionals with a framework they can use when making ethical decisions. They are also used by education providers in curricula, enabling students to understand what they mean for practice, character declarations, and in the HCPC's fitness to practise process. 

The standards have been under review since late 2012 and the HCPC have held a range of activities with employers including workshops, surveys, interviews and focus groups to help inform the revisions. It is expected that the new standards will be in place by early 2016. 

A comparison of changes can be found here

Have your say

If you'd like us to represent your views, please share these by emailing adele.bunch@nhsemployers.org before 19 June 2015. You can download the consultation and draft revised standards from the HCPC website. Responses directly to the HCPC can be made by completing their online survey, by emailing consultation@hcpc-uk.org or by writing to them at the address provided. The deadline for responses is 26 June 2015

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