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Registration renewal for dietitians starts 1 April

01/04/2016 - 09:56

Registration renewal for dietitians starts 1 April

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for dietitians opens on Friday 1 April 2016 and closes on Thursday 30 June 2016. The HCPC will write to all registered dietitians at the beginning of April with information on how to renew.

To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on 30 June. This fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC. The easiest and quickest way to renew is via the online system. More information, including video guides, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/renew

For the first time, the HCPC renewal process includes a professional indemnity declaration. This follows new Government legislation requiring all professions to sign a declaration confirming they are covered by professional indemnity or, if not practicing at the time of renewal, that they understand the requirement to have professional indemnity in place when they return to practice.

A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guides, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/cpd

Dushyan Ashton, HCPC Registration Manager, commented:

“Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all dietitians who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption.”

Registrants can contact the HCPC Registration Department with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process from 1 April, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on 0300 500 4472.

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For further press information please contact Rebekah Tailor or Grant Imlach in HCPC’s press office on 020 7840 9806 or email press@hcpc-uk.org

Notes to editors:

1. For more information on the HCPC registration renewal process visit www.hcpc-uk.org/renew

2. For more information on the CPD audit process visit www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/cpd

3. For more information on claiming back tax on registration fees visit www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/fees/tax

4. Follow us on Twitter @The_HCPC or like the Health and Care Professions Council Facebook and LinkedIn pages for renewal reminders and CPD advice.

5. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

6. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/protectedtitles

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

7. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

Rebekah Tailor
(0)20 7840 9806




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