Health and Care Professions Council

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulatory body for occupational therapists, 14 other allied health professions and social workers in England.

Here is some information on the HCPC, plus its registration and audit process.

About the HCPC

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) protects the public by keeping a register of health professionals who meet HCPC standards in the following areas:

  • Training
  • Professional skills
  • Behaviour
  • Health

Being on the Health Professions register means that you can use the protected title of "occupational therapist". It is a criminal offence to use the title "occupational therapist" if you are not registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The HCPC registration and audit

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), formerly the Health Professions Council (HPC), is the regulatory body for occupational therapists and 14 other allied health professions. A selection of occupational therapists are audited by the HCPC every two years, and the College provides members with advice about the HCPC registration and audit processes.
 
To contact the HCPC Registration Department:
Telephone: +44(0)845 300 6184 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Email: registration@hcpc-uk.org

The HCPC App

o keep up-to-date with HCPC news on the go, download their free iPhone app. The app is free to download and enables users to:

  • check the online HCPC Register;
  • learn more about how to raise a concern about a professional; and
  • keep up-to-date with HCPC news.

As part of the promotion for the app, they have created this video to show viewers how easy it is to use.