What is the Health and Care Professions Council?
HCPC regulate health and care professionals in the UK and were set up to protect the public. They only register professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour. We can take action against professionals who fall below these standards. We can also prosecute those who pretend to be registered. Health and care professionals must be registered so you can be sure:
• they are genuine
• they meet national standards; and
• you are protected
What does this mean for me?
This means that health and care professionals registered with us are genuine and meet national standards. This offers you protection if professionals fail to meet these standards. You can also check with us that a professional is registered.
The Health Care Professions Council (hcpc) is a statutory regulator of health care professionals, it was set up in 2002 and took over from The Council for professions supplementary to medicine (cpsm).
The council reports it’s main purpose is to protect the public, by maintaining standards of proficiency for the professions it regulates.
Registrants must complete an approved education and training programme, before they can register with the hpcp. Hcpc are a regulator, and we were set up to protect the public. To do this, we keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.
For more information please visit The Health Care Professions Council (hcpc) website: http://www.hcpc-uk.co.uk/
What does this mean for me?
This means that health and care professionals registered with us are genuine and meet national standards. This offers you protection if professionals fail to meet these standards. You can also check with us that a professional is registered. The College of Podiatry exists to ensure the public has access to high quality foot care delivered by qualified and regulated professionals. The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is the leading professional body and trade union for chiropodists and podiatrists.
What they do?
They promote guidelines and standards of practice that are evidence based, ensuring patient safety and clinical effectiveness with a focus on outcomes. Raise awareness among the general public and government that good foot health is an essential component of quality of life, that podiatry is a key element of preventative medicine
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists focus on professional values, Practice & Standards; and better communications and enhanced public awareness. They provide members with guidelines and standards relating to patient care, which must be adhered to, in order to comply with membership requirements.
For more information please visit the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists website: http://www.scpod.org/
For more information about Foot Clinic Wales or the tailored specialist podiatry treatments and services that are available or to book an assessment with one of our podiatrists please call 07515 636531 or get in touch by email or by using the website contact form.