The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has today published a revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
These are standards for the 16 professions they regulate, setting out in broad terms the behaviour expected of them. They reflect both the public’s expectations of professionals and the high standards that professionals expect of each other.
They have made a number of revisions to the Standards, including:
Elaine Buckley, Council Chair of the HCPC, said:
“We have produced revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics to ensure that they continue to be fit for purpose and up-to-date. We developed the revised Standards through a broad range of activities with employers, partners, registrants and service users and carers, along with the formation of a Professional Liaison Group (PLG) and a public consultation.”
“To mark the publication of the revised Standards, we will be hosting an event for registrants and stakeholders in Manchester on Tuesday 2 February 2016, which will be live-streamed across the UK. We will also be producing a range of communications to highlight what the revised Standards mean for registrants, including regular articles within our In Focus newsletter, blog pieces, live forums and social media messaging.”
The revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics are effective from today. They will be posted to every HCPC registrant in the coming weeks.
To download the revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics click here.
As a member of HCPC, we at the Foot clinic in East Kilbride, adhere to the standards outlined above. You can use our first class services with the peace of mind that we are full members of the Health and Care Professionals Council.