2014 Accountability hearing with the Health and Care Professions Council - Health Committee Contents

1  Introduction

1.  On 7 January 2014, the Health Committee held an accountability session with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is the first such session that the Committee has held with the HCPC. This accountability session forms part of the Committee's regular programme of accountability sessions with health and care regulators. In line with practice for previous accountability hearings, the Committee did not put out a formal call for evidence or Terms of Reference for this session, but issued a press notice in November inviting interested parties to submit evidence. The Committee received eight submissions of written evidence.

2.  The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is an independent statutory regulator of 319,637 individuals across 16 health, psychological and social work professions.[2] The professions are: arts therapists; biomedical scientists; clinical scientists; chiropodists / podiatrists; dietitians; hearing aid dispensers; occupational therapists; operating department practitioners; orthoptists; paramedics; physiotherapists; prosthetists / orthotists; practitioner psychologists; radiographers; social workers in England; and speech and language therapists.[3]

2   Figure correct as at 1 November 2013 Back

3   HCPC, (HCP0001), para 2.1 Back

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