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Professions

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.



Operating department practitioners

Operating department practitioners participate in the assessment of the patient prior to surgery and provide individualised care.

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Operating Department Practitioner


Number of registrants: 13,082 (02/05/17)

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 Operating Department Practitioners
Unison
130 Euston Road
London
NW1 2AY
0207 121 5414
www.codp.org.uk
codp@unison.co.uk

Association for Perioperative Practice
Daisy Ayris House
42 Freemans Way
Harrogate
HG3 1DH
01423 881 300
www.afpp.org.uk
membership@afpp.org.uk

Current renewal start date: 01 December 2014

Current renewal end date: 30 November 2016

Next renewal start date: 01 December 2016

Next renewal end date: 30 November 2018


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