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Supporting registrants with the updated standards of proficiency

The updated standards of proficiency came into effect on 1 September 2023.

Some changes apply to all of the 15 professions we regulate, while others only apply to specific professions. The changes were made to enhance the current standards and reflect the reality of practising in today’s healthcare landscape.

The key changes can be grouped into five themes: equality, diversity and inclusion, further centralising the service user, registrants’ mental health, digital skills and new technologies and leadership. You can read more about these on the pages below.

You can also download comparison tables to view all the changes for each individual profession, or view the full standards for each profession.

If you employ or manage HCPC registrants, see the support available on our Employer Hub

Resources to download

Fact sheets

Gap analysis template

Awareness poster

Playlist: summary videos on key changes

In this series of brief videos, HCPC's Professional Liaison Consultants explain each theme in the key changes, with suggestions for implementation. 

Click above to start watching the playlist or browse videos on Youtube.

Playlist: webinars on key changes

Recordings of five 45-minute webinars hosted byHCPC's Professional Liaison Consultants. These sessions set out the context for the updates and take a more in-depth look at each theme. 

Click above to start watching the playlist or browse videos on Youtube.

External resources on each theme

Download the changes for your profession

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