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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.

Prosthetists / orthotists

Prosthetists / orthotists supply prostheses and orthoses to patients. A prosthesis is a device that replaces a missing body part. An orthosis is fitted to an existing body part.

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Number of registrants: 1,053 (08/03/18)

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:

British Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists
BAPO Secretariat
Sir James Clark Building
Abbey Mill Business Centre
0141 561 7217

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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