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We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:

Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England, speech and language therapists.


Paramedics provide specialist care and treatment to patients who are either acutely ill or injured. They can administer a range of drugs and carry out certain surgical techniques.

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Number of registrants: 22,492 (03/05/16)

Professional bodies:

Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and/or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:

College of Paramedics
The Exchange
Express Park
Bristol Road

Telephone: 01278 420 014
Fax: 01278 421077
Email: membership@collegeofparamedics.co.uk

Current renewal start date: 01 September 2015

Current renewal end date: 31 August 2017

Next renewal start date: 01 September 2017

Next renewal end date: 31 August 2019

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