Consultation on standards of conduct, performance and ethics

Details of the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) consultation on proposals to change the standards for the 15 professions it regulates.

28 April 2023

The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is consulting on proposals to change the standards for the professions it regulates.

The proposed revisions fall under five key themes:

  1. Equality diversity and inclusion
  2. Communication with colleagues, service users and carers
  3. Duty of candour
  4. Upskilling and training responsibilities
  5. Managing existing health conditions and disabilities in the workplace.

Stakeholders including registrants, service users, professional bodies, employers and trade unions are invited to submit responses to the online survey. The consultation is open to responses until Friday 16 June 2023.

To support the consultation period, the HCPC are also hosting six workshops which will explore each of the themes. For more information on this, and to read the full consultation document, please visit the HCPC website.

NHS Employers will be submitting a response. If you wish to share any feedback towards this, please email us.