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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.

Speech and language therapists

A speech and language therapist assesses, treats and helps to prevent speech, language and swallowing difficulties.

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Speech and Language Therapist
Speech Therapist

Number of registrants: 16,292 (03/09/18)

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:

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
2 White Hart Yard
020 7378 1200

Current renewal start date: 01 October 2017

Current renewal end date: 30 September 2019

Next renewal start date: 01 October 2019

Next renewal end date: 30 September 2021

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