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Please note that in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should take heed of the current information available from GOV.UK:

Therefore, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory may still be unable to meet, and there may also be a reduced service available from other local and national organisations.

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are a regulator and their role is to protect the public.  By law, people must be registered with them to work in any of the 16 health and care professions they regulate.  A full list of protected titles can be found by following the related link.  From 2 December 2019, social workers in England will be regulated by Social Work England.

What do they do?

  • Set standards for the professionals they regulate
  • Publish and maintain a Register of the health and care professionals who meet these standards
  • Monitor and approve education and training programmes so that when someone successfully completes a programme they are eligible to apply to the Register
  • Act if there are serious concerns about an individual on the Register

What should I expect?
All professionals on the Register must meet HCPC standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour. This includes treating you as an individual, being honest and putting your safety first.

What is the HCPC Register?
HCPC maintain and publish a Register of individuals who meet their standards. Other professions, such as doctors, nurses and dentists are regulated by separate organisations.

Raising a concern about a HCPC-registered professional
HCPC can act if there are serious concerns about a health and care professional's practice or behaviour. They do this through their 'fitness to practise' process. If they find an individual has not met their standards, they may take action such as telling them to practise in a certain way or to carry out further training. In the most serious cases, they can stop a professional from practising.

For more information, please follow the link to visit their website.

Contact Details

The Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184-186 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BU
0300 500 6184
Registrations Department: 0300 300 4472
0207 820 9684

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