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The updates for each profession came into effect 1 September 2023

The revisions for each profession reflect the extent of developments in practice within that profession, in line with feedback from our consultation exercise. Learn more about why and how we revised our standards.

View the full updated standards of proficiency >

The changes between the previous standards and the updated standards are set out in the comparison tables below. Download a table to view the changes for each profession.


Comparison tables

Arts therapists Download
Biomedical scientists Download
Chiropodists / podiatrists Download
Clinical scientists Download
Dietitians Download
Hearing aid dispensers Download
Occupational therapists Download
Operating department practitioners Download
Orthoptists Download
Paramedics Download
Physiotherapists Download
Practitioner psychologists Download
Prosthetists / orthotists Download
Radiographers Download
Speech and language therapists Download

Full standards of proficiency for each profession

You may find it helpful to use our simple gap analysis tool to understand how the changes to the standards will affect you and your scope of practice

Themes: Find out more on what is different

The key changes in the updated standards of proficiency can be grouped into a number of themes. The themes are:

Across all the standards, the wording has moved away from passive understanding and towards active implementation of the standards

Tudalen wedi'i diweddaru ymlaen: 05/10/2023